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"She said she was fine" - Georgiana Raye

Every star has to shine

and so, must burn itself whole.

Still, she said she was fine.


Slaughtered herself so others could dine

they grew fat, fed on her soul.

Every star has to shine


She drank every bottle of wine

she had. Then, she smashed every bowl.

Still, she said she was fine.


Even though that was a sign

there was a problem or a hole.

Every star has to shine


Should have said “I’ll take care of mine”

But she didn’t. Maybe she thought she could correct. Cajole.

Still, she said she was fine,


until they hollowed her with a mine

and removed her last piece of coal.

Every star has to shine.

Still, she said she was fine.


Picture credit: Hikarinoshita Hikari

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