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        time wrinkles with no warning        i was five years old running through sprinklers 
gleefully staining my mouth bright red with cherry popsicles        in a blink i was ten years old
        weaving threads for friendship bracelets        and perfecting my signature
i read a book         and i was fifteen,        drawing angles of eyeliner and pressing my nose
        against the mirror        because if i get close enough i might find out who i am
i drank a cup of coffeee and now i'm almost 18        it feels like time is laughing hysterically
        in the corner        cackling that life is happening to me        i forgot how easy
living was supposed to be after i        lost friends and secrets i was supposed to keep       i'll turn
       to see who called my name and i'll be at my graduation        wearing a cap and gown and 
stole and medallions and cords and tassels        standing on the grass next to the 
        graduating class        hot and annoyed        barely able to stand in my high heels
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