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when you interact with other grown-ups,
there are things you need to remember.
i am learning the fine art of Adult Small Talk-
banter for banter's sake and smiles and short, impersonal anecdotes
because you can't risk letting anyone in,
god forbid someone actually gets close.
you keep your friends in your stomach and swallow them at night to keep them close
and put your cheery face on for medical professionals even when your throat is too swollen
to drink down those friends.
those friends, you know they'll never let you down.

you see your human companions on lunch breaks and weekend days.
at night, young adults have sex and fall asleep together;
at night, older adults complain of headaches and sleep on opposite sides of the bed.
your human friends don't make you feel as good
as your other friends make you feel.
they ask about your life and how you're doing,
ask if you're still in therapy and if you're eating,
and god forbid you let them in.
they're your human friends but they don't get you like misters daniels and jameson.

i hear this is what growing up is.

there is a shift in the places you find joy.
you smile primly at a job promotion,
the purchase of a new handle to last you half the week,
and when your bills are all paid.

when you are no longer a child,
you shouldn't wear green leggings and power rangers sweatshirts.
i broke that rule yesterday and i felt happy for the first time in months.
i own that outfit. i like it. thank you, f21.
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sampea Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Growing up is pretty scary, isn't it?
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McGuire613 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
"misters daniels and jameson" :)
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ohsostarryeyed Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
<3
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v-espertine Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
always respect a woman in a power rangers sweatshirt.
keep being you, love. you are really cool <3
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ohsostarryeyed Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
i feel like a champ when i wear it. thank you!!
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DamagedHomewrecker Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i absolutely loveeeeeeeeeeeee that last stanza. its such a refreshing burst of breath. i love it. its just ever so hopeful.
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ohsostarryeyed Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
:] thank you so very much!!
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BMWYSP Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Writer
I would wear it..
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ohsostarryeyed Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
i'm wearing the sweatshirt right now :]
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BMWYSP Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Writer
-High fives- AWESOMESAUCE!
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