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Anna-Marie McLemore

How to keep the flint shell of his heart from cracking before he was ready. That being forbidden a thing would only make him want it more, but sometimes it was easier not to want something if he knew he could never have it. — Anna-Marie McLemore, Wild Beauty (Feiwel and Friends, 2017)

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Sandra Cisneros

Bring me a drink.I need to think a little.Paper. Pen.And I could use the stinkof a good cigar–eventhough the sun’s out.The grackles in the trees.The grackles inside my heart.Broken feathers and stiff wings. I could jump.But I don’t.You could kill me.But you won’t. The gracklescalling to each other.The long hours.The long hours.The long hours. —… Continue reading Sandra Cisneros

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