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Hesione
I bubble ovals
though unnecessary lead
shines black in daylight
mvdo
traditionally
people find that my writing
is half-assed at best
darling
it's funny how my perception of you changed. at first you were probably just there, three year olds are far too young to categorize people into groups, they have high school for that. and then in elementary school you were the annoying one, the boy who the other girls(more)
casezulu
"Ow!" said Michael, "why do you keep kicking me? Stop it."

"It's tradition," said Daniel.  "Every five minutes I kick you, it is the way of our people."
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writingnaked
"Did you know that Johnny's mother-in-law owns that really good Indian food restaurant over on Solano?" My father looked up from the financial section of the Chronicle. "What's that?" His hearing aids are in but that doesn't matter much these days. My mother repeats herself. "Wait til I tell(more)
DharmaBum
Every year, a fortnight before Christmas, the Kemble family gets some donuts and they go outside of their house, and they throw them on the roof while yelling profanities.  Oscar, the family patriarch, says that it's cathartic.  He started the tradition during the same year that he knew he would never(more)
Migum
"It's tradition," she says to me, "for lovers to kiss before they erase themselves from their family's lives."
"Says who?" I ask, raising an eyebrow. But I kiss her anyways.
"It's also tradition," she says, after pulling away from me, "for lovers to say 'I love you' before they(more)
Trigorin
it's tradition
(of course)
to revoke
all our rights
at birth -
let the smarter men, (more)
TheRyitGrrl
We drank and played Uno and laughed the night before because it's tradition to never bring up what is happening the next day.
When we heard that our youngest sibling would be bringing his wife who we hate, we doubled our alcohol intake in preparation, because it's tradition.
When(more)
yosuke
I'm tired of it. It's tradition has become more of an excuse to force people to do things they have no more interest in than anything. Don't want to go to your Grandma's annual dinner party? No, you can't do that! It's tradition! Same as getting married, having kids,(more)
Eliseruk
It's tradition.

Tradition so compact and overcrowded,
that those who defy it live happily rejected.

You've claimed your assets and administered your institutions,
yet still, it yells at you as if it is swollen mad with power.

Don't cry, I beg you not to.
Please don'(more)
nateradio
It's tradition. Just like the lottery, the wars, the cans.
Tradition
Something that can never be broken, torn, or discarded. It's something that you wear on your t-shirt, a logo emblazoned on your very skin, tattooed on your soul.
You can't get rid of it.
Lord knows I've tried. (more)
forevermore
it’s tradition
for a woman to take
a man’s hand
but what if
for some reason
somehow (more)
LauraMarie
Every year
We find more and more people
Take their lives
Due to bullshit they endure
Whether it be at school or at home
(more)
OhTheLemmingity
"You have to."

He won't.

"You have to."
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