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What Happens When You Try To Be Everything Someone Else Needs

March 26, 2018

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Star LaBranche was born exactly one month before Jem and the Holograms aired on television. The poet currently resides in Virginia Beach, VA, she works at ECPI University in Content Marketing and attends classes in their Business Administration program. Star describes herself as a dedicated cat mom, and enjoys quiet evenings at home with her Maine Coon mix, Happy Cat. With a transparent use of language, LaBranche's poems reflect on the pains of love, identity and being a woman in today's world.





SELF


I cast myself as the greatest lover

who had ever lived


simply no one was willing to do what

I did to make you fulfilled and after

all I sacrificed, my title could not be

disputed

and isn’t that how it works?


isn’t love supposed to be the giving of yourself so completely

there’s no self left for you


you live to be everything someone

else needs until you don’t remember that

you once had those same needs, too


that’s right —

right?


that’s the only

way I know how


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Photos by Melania Brescia.



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