and you’re thinking this is the worst
thing that’s happened to me so far                                                            
—Kate LaDew

and you’re thinking what does that mean and can I stand it?
and you’re mad for ever wanting to die
and you’re mad for ever thinking if I just don’t wake up how fine that would be
and he's inside of you like he’s searching for your heart
like he can’t stand the beating and that’s why he’s doing this to you
and you’re thinking do what you have to
and you’re thinking get out of this moment before it ruins your life
and you’re thinking don’t let this be the last thing that ever happens to me


Kate LaDew

Kate LaDew is a graduate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BA in Studio Art.  She resides in Graham, North Carolina with her two cats, Janis Joplin and Charlie Chaplin.

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