The richest girl in town. (fightingwords) wrote,
The richest girl in town.
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#9

Swine Flu Schmine Flu

Chronic sinusitis, severe menstrual cramps, myopia, astigmatism, broken elbows, bruised ribs, asthma, bronchitis, walking pneumonia, an enlarged pancreas, TMJ, migraine headaches, ACL and meniscus torn, an abscessed wisdom tooth, urinary tract infection, pinched nerve, scoliosis, plantar fasciitis, anaphylactic shock triggered by tree nut and cocoa allergies, hay fever, anemia, genetic predisposition to alcoholism, clinical depression, and anxiety disorder, growing up in poverty, being black, being female, being me.

And I’m not dead yet.
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