This story

March 3, 2014 at 12:29 pm (Stuff that Bugs Me Right Now) (, )

This story.

This story is the girl in your algebra class who had the most beautiful hair and perfect teeth. You wanted to hate her, but mostly, you wanted to be her.

This story is Hedy Lamarr. This story is Barbara La Marr.

This story is Hedy Lamarr. This story is Greta Garbo.

But you can’t, because your hair will never be that perfect and your teeth will never be that white or that straight, and you will never, ever write a sentence as beautiful as this:

I’d trust in your teeth and talons to keep you/me/us safe now and forever from the scratch of chalk on pool cues, and the scuff of the nurses’ shoes in the hospital corridor, and the stuttering of my broken heart.

 

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