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Madison Estes

New Toys  

A broken ballerina,
forever spinning on hope and forgiveness,
could be glued back together,
but new toys so seldom require repairs.

Madison Estes lives in Houston, Texas where she studies psychology, makes up voices for her pets and posts a ridiculous amount of memes on Twitter @madisonestes.

Madison Estes

Mint Condition  

You prefer the mint-condition idea of her,
so you don’t take the doll out of the box,
the card out of the hard protector,
the comic book out of the plastic sleeve,
and you’re careful not to bend the tag,

but when she comes to you,
damaged and not pristine,
showing all her scars and flaws,
what will you do with this fragile thing?

Madison Estes lives in Houston, Texas where she studies psychology, makes up voices for her pets and posts a ridiculous amount of memes on Twitter @madisonestes.

Madison Estes

The Second Knife 

He slept with her
in what was our bed,
with its faded blue sheets and worn edges,
and when I saw her—
the face of my best friend,
her eyes as wide as they were guilty—
I felt the second knife in my back,
and honestly,
it doesn’t slide in any easier than the first.

Madison Estes lives in Houston, Texas where she studies psychology, makes up voices for her pets and posts a ridiculous amount of memes on Twitter @madisonestes.