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oh,
to think you know something
to wake up wondering, wandering
to surrender to pleasure
to cut ties and climb trees
to call upon your gods
to pay rent and bills
to eat without chewing
to get to know broken glass
to skip town and never shake your shadow
to be an orphan to fragile forevers and naive nevers
to be a dumbass
to live without shelter
to panic in the streets of las vegas
to play musical couches in los angeles and new york city
to know you don't belong in minnesota
to rest your head in new jersey
to steal water and borrow oxygen and bum cigarettes
to search for something inside yourself
to catalog your soul's songs
to hold your fire
to sweat tomorrow
to sleep all day, yet dream all night
to wake up next to some one just as lost as you
to drink too much coffee too fast
to run with scissors
to walk with waffles
to realize what you were born into
to grow up in that which killed your parents
to laugh and laugh
and laugh

to mock a killingbird.
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:iconrachel-rhapsody:
rachel-rhapsody Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
this is lovely.
you have a way with words.
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:iconoldest-boy:
oldest-boy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
Thanks.
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offbyzero Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
Damn. That's amazing shit.
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:iconoldest-boy:
oldest-boy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
thanks
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:iconpseudometry:
pseudometry Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009   Writer
Oh, wonderful. I love the attitude of the piece, the unequivocal, broad audacity, the life in it; to mock a killingbird-- perfectly summed up.
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:iconoldest-boy:
oldest-boy Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
thank you; so much.
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nunheh Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
nice title....mocking birds are killing birds. They attack people and animals constantly. Some say to protect their nests. I think they're just driven to kill.
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:iconoldest-boy:
oldest-boy Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
agreed.
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etre-aime Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
i know, i know, i know.
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:iconoldest-boy:
oldest-boy Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
amen.
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