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Working Too Hard



Jumping into the fray,
holding onto nothing,
she grasps for purchase
on an iron wall of surrender.
She feels as though
she’s slid into someone else’s skin,
wriggling to keep the water
below her gasping mouth.
Like being born into a broken body,
like assuming an illness,
she has taken on new responsibilities
and won’t shake them from her mind.
She’s bleeding before the wound,
she’s running ahead of the cart,
searching for Fate
even before her time has come.
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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Kassandra Konecny is a lover of listening to music, hiking in the mountains, and observing the way people act. She began writing vigorously when she was fourteen and will hopefully never stop. She has had her fair share of trials lately, and tries to encompass nearly every subject there is to study into her writing. Kassandra plans to study creative writing and psychology. She's 17 and currently lives in Utah with her family. Contact her at kassandrakonecny@hotmail.com more…

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