The Sound of Letting Go by Stasia Ward Kehoe

The Sound of Letting Go by Stasia Ward Kehoe

Author:Stasia Ward Kehoe [Kehoe, Stasia Ward]
Language: eng
Format: epub, mobi
Tags: Juvenile Fiction, Stories in Verse, Family, Siblings, Love & Romance
ISBN: 9781101626559
Google: eYwOpqpPjTIC
Publisher: Penguin
Published: 2014-02-06T03:24:53+00:00

“Maybe that’s a little dark for school,” Justine suggests.

“We’re not at school,” I say.

“But it’s a school night,” Shirley reminds us.

“Another half hour and you should head home.”

In the gilt-framed mirror

I see a girl who isn’t quite me—

instead, something more arresting, abstract,

like the word sorry,

the skull beneath the skin.

I hope this face is braver, more certain of things.

“I’m gonna try the nail polish.”

I unscrew the bottle,

wrinkle my nose at the stinging vinegar aroma,

glad Steven isn’t near to smell this offense.

The thick liquid spreads cold over my fingernails.

I paint imperfectly, tagging my fingertips,

coating my cuticles, as I darken each left-hand digit.

Switch awkwardly to paint my right hand,

which comes out even worse than the left.


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