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They left you dangling on the edge of the counter, bristles still damp,
left you as they packed up cans and boxes, flashlights and clubs,
left you just where you could hear the shrieks echoing off tiled walls
but not quite where you could catch a glimpse of beasts in the mirror.

And the boys invaded in ski masks, combed through every inch,
took sweaters and silverware and red Solo cups,
bulldozers determined to leave no stain of human existence
when they tore through the bathroom, they stole all your friends.

"Wait!" you wanted to shout.  "Take me!  I have Crest Whitening, 
and I'm guaranteed to exterminate plaque!  Don't you know 
I'm recommended by five out of six dentists?"

Where are the dentists now?




Hi, I’m Betsy Ladyzhets, high school senior and probable future creative writing major.  I’m aggressively fond of cute hats, terrible special effects, and pit orchestras, and my optimism is probably going to get me killed someday.
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10 Jun 2024

In summer, the crack on the windowpane would align perfectly with the horizon, right around 2 p.m.
airstrikes littering the litanies of my existence
I turn to where they are not, / and I nod to them, and they to me.
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