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spacer.gif   Jessica Belle Smith
Posted by : cj on Saturday, December 04, 2004 - 12:53 AM
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ISO

the woman who understands flaws.
I mean, we all have dandruff,
don't we? Imagine if we could take away
everything, I mean everything, but
what humans have shed! Magnificent
drifts of epidermis, the slimsy rinds
of childhood sunburns-or if we
could take away everything but
what people have lost! Objects. Not minds
or virginities or wives, but things.
We'd find all misplaced items in no
time: probably within a mile where
you're standing right now, your
favorite earring or scarf. The worst
thing I ever lost was my beagle in
fifth grade. Must like pets. My sister
owns a pet shop in Michigan, where I'm from. She
has these two birds, a Cockatoo named
Captain and a wild blue jay. Get this:
even the blue jay can talk! But that's
what I really mean to say to you, I mean
we all have souls and feelings, things
we just need to say sometimes, even
birds. Must be open: no games. please.
The blue jay always says Helloooo
Chris!
whenever I go there, like he's
glad I came, like that cage doesn't hinder
him at all, he's happy to see me even
if I am all broken up by his copper bars,
he still recognizes me, is glad I am there.
Me. No one else. On PBS once, (must
like Public Broadcasting.)
I saw a show
about animal intelligence and there was
a bird, I can't remember what kind,
but its owner was leaving it at the vet
to some shots or something, and it
just couldn't take it, that abandonment,
I think, and even though it had never
-ever-talked before, it said,
in the saddest voice I've ever heard:
Please!
Don't leave me!
I'm sorry!
I love you!

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