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Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:28 am
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manilla says...



watch me


watch me wrestle with affection,
try to see what hand it sits better on
before i realize it belongs in my heart.

watch him, doggedly, strike a terrible charm
watch me call him dumb, or something he is not
and can't be, ever
as our mothers in the corner, with their cups of tea
laugh softly with hands covering their mouths.

my mother calls it pure, like the tulips
sitting on my desk, reaching their canary yellow
heads to the ceiling, perhaps seeking
more
than they ever know.
From the wild manila folder of YWS's office.

When the last tree has fallen
And the rivers are poisoned
You cannot eat money


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Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:27 am
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manilla says...



swimming


S is for suffering while your hand hits the lane line
W is for whining about the fly main set
I is for individual, which this sport really is
M is for "move" when you touch someone's feet.
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When the last tree has fallen
And the rivers are poisoned
You cannot eat money


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Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:59 am
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manilla says...



what i could be


for my fourteenth birthday, i received a necklace
with a quote from emily dickinson,
saying that 'i dwell in possibility'.

yes, there are possibilities everywhere
beyond what i can see, and imagine
but how many of them will i take?
From the wild manila folder of YWS's office.

When the last tree has fallen
And the rivers are poisoned
You cannot eat money


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Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:59 am
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manilla says...



(skipped 4/25)
From the wild manila folder of YWS's office.

When the last tree has fallen
And the rivers are poisoned
You cannot eat money


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Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:05 pm
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manilla says...



a nervousness

(in place of 4/27)

the one that wrings the cold sweat out of your hands,
causes them to grip the edge of your seat,
lights a fire under your now racing heart,
and takes all of your logic away.
From the wild manila folder of YWS's office.

When the last tree has fallen
And the rivers are poisoned
You cannot eat money


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Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:11 pm
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manilla says...



lukewarm water


do you
stand out in the night chill
and breathe in the cold air,
shiver and realize the life
within you?

because i
sit on a couch with the lights on
with the thermostat at 68
and with a shaking hand,
i write.

if everyone around me
is the grand ocean,
with changing tides,
cold and warm days,
then i

am a mere bucket
of lukewarm water
not one side or another
because i
am unable to feel.
From the wild manila folder of YWS's office.

When the last tree has fallen
And the rivers are poisoned
You cannot eat money


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Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:28 pm
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BluesClues says...



Forgot my Friday check-in, but here I am! Are you counting 25 or 27 poems so far? I'm not sure if you're counting two where you wrote one "in replacement" of another. Either way, you're getting really close! Keep it up!
  





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Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:35 pm
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manilla says...



Hopefully 27. Thanks!
From the wild manila folder of YWS's office.

When the last tree has fallen
And the rivers are poisoned
You cannot eat money


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Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:57 pm
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manilla says...



hesitation

(in replace of 4/25)

as you laugh and giggle madly with your friends,
do you ever stop to pause for a second,
and recount the fact that what you're doing
is not the norm?

the other girls don't behave the way you might
they're too preoccupied with their boyfriends,
who truly don't love them,
or their friends' drama lives told by snapchat stories.

your eccentricity is what makes you hesitate,
yet you don't know whether to
continue
or
let it all fall away
From the wild manila folder of YWS's office.

When the last tree has fallen
And the rivers are poisoned
You cannot eat money


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Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:00 pm
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manilla says...



pitch black cold

(in replacement of 4/29)

the bones are old,
the texture brittle,
and he fears if he touches it,
they will snap.

he stands
in the jeweled cavern of the cave
all alone, marvelling in its mystery
with a trickling pool below,
and stalagmites hanging above.

like the absence of winds,
the only noise the dripping of water,
he is blind.

the bones are old,
as he traces them with a calloused hand,
yet he feels so much
older.
From the wild manila folder of YWS's office.

When the last tree has fallen
And the rivers are poisoned
You cannot eat money


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Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:41 pm
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manilla says...



mind games


my words feel like they play on repeat
lost in the paper maze that is my brain
yeah, i'm a bunch of broken puzzle pieces
from an assortment of boxes,
and i cannot find my way.
From the wild manila folder of YWS's office.

When the last tree has fallen
And the rivers are poisoned
You cannot eat money


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Wed May 01, 2019 1:30 am
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manilla says...



the finishing

(i'm one short of thirty, apparently)

paper cranes, folded by our loving hands
and hung onto a fake tree
tipped with twinkling lights
in front of the incoming dusk.

by the window, we pray that
the paper cranes
do not fly away
when the morning sun rises.
From the wild manila folder of YWS's office.

When the last tree has fallen
And the rivers are poisoned
You cannot eat money


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Wed May 01, 2019 1:47 am
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alliyah says...



Massive congratulations on completing NaPo manilla! :) You did it!
maybe i make up colors for poetic cadence, but i don't think i can ever love someone who doesn't understand that teal is a different color than dark cyan
  





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Wed May 01, 2019 1:54 am
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manilla says...



AAaaa, thank you so much!!!! <333 I'm so glad I did it this year!!!
From the wild manila folder of YWS's office.

When the last tree has fallen
And the rivers are poisoned
You cannot eat money


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