by Mary Chandler Philpott
I am trying to stay up, up; blue sky and sky high.
I hate everything about this place.
Remember when I was green, so very green? “Tell me about a challenging moment.” I knew nothing and thought I knew everything. I think about that girl in her work skirt and white blouse and blistered feet. “Take me.” Soft, silly girl. I want to shake her and then hold her.
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Mary Chandler Philpott is an MA student at the University of Virginia. She currently lives in Manassas with her fiancé Brandon and their puppy Edward Rochester.