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« on: January 10, 2018, 01:58:22 PM »

Cold water on dry hands. Bloody cracks in the white of the canvas. Colors running, breaking boundaries, rebelling against human will. Years of practice, learning the rules to break them. Pungent fumes, glossy coat and stained knuckles. The color changes slowly as it dries, becoming one with the surface. Breaking for a muffin, the sugary banana flavor gets stuck in your throat and teeth. Cheesy scent of bland pizza being mass-prepared for four hundred kids at lunch. A woman's netted, curly hair bobs to a top-40 tune on the radio. Narrow alleys, dark corners. Kitchens are for the cook, not the client. A black stairwell goes down to the men's locker room. Football helmets line the concrete walls, gold paint drying. A fan keeps the air moving and provides noise. Walking quickly with short, shallow breaths. Clanging of lockers and clearing hallways. Nostalgic posters from musicals past. Name on a plaque, immortalized for twenty years until they need more space. Patterns in glass windows. Incense flows from the chapel and butts heads with that of the art room. AP test takers with their heads down and brains hot, athletes lifting for credit 
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