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Until it wasn’t funny.

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Alone was synonymous with unloved.

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I try not to whine.

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They’re pointless, since I never follow through with action.

  • I wish I had a second pair of yoga tights.
  • I hate cooking.
  • Mouse!
  • The bathroom needs cleaning.
  • Rubber rain boots might be on sale.
  • My right leg is longer than my left.
  • The laundry’s piling up.
  • Nobody’s going to read this.
  • My glasses are crooked.
  • My glasses are ugly.
  • The picture above the fireplace is crooked.
  • I’ll wait till the 15th to put this on my credit card.
  • I hate Missouri.
  • The automatic car wash will break when I’m right in the middle.
  • What if I can’t sleep tonight?
  • Sunday morning, I’ll bake…

an antique drawing of a skeleton
an antique drawing of a skeleton
An antique illustration of the human body (1900) by Larousse, Pierre; Augé and Claude. Digitally enhanced from our own original plate.” by Free Public Domain Illustrations by rawpixel

And it’s because:

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I also want to be a rock star

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Dawn Downey

Dawn Downey writes about love and pain. Her latest book is Blindsided: Essays from the Only Black Woman in the Room.

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