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so wake up, wake up and do it. whatever it is, whatever it is.

 first official all-nighter

of

winter finals week

2011

.

um . . . yay?

wrote a seventeen-page research paper for yesterday

and need another fifteen for tomorrow (today).

the library's open til two.

A.M.

and we talk about how that's possibly inhumane,

how it only perpetuates procrastination,

somehow sanctions insufficient sleep patterns

advocates inordinate amounts of caffeine

encourages unhealthy eating

(not to mention)

catchpenny compositions we turn in minutes before deadline

shipwrecked, sunk, incurious.

anything but

allowing us to finish at our best.

still. my sister says

you know what? at the end of this, we'll still be alive

.

and my mum quotes Brandon Flowers

because she's kool lyk dat.

. . . . . . . . .

TELL

the

DEVIL THAT HE CAN GO BACK

from

WHERE HE CAME

HIS FIERY ARROWS DREW THEIR BEAD

in

VAIN

and

WHEN THE HARDEST PART

is

OVER, WE'LL BE HERE

AND OUR DREAMS WILL BREAK

the

BOUNDARIES

of

OUR FEAR

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