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Amanda Deutch

Birthday Polaroid (1984)



the edges are dark faded. on each side is a portion of a face obscured and then to the left of center is me small tiny. I am wearing a black sweatshirt with a checkered patch on the front. red swatch. metallic bow. staring straight in front eyes wide open. almost pleading. but not exactly. my face is pale. little legs crossed in front of me. bouquet of balloons tied to my arm. a little to my left there is a chimpanzee (zippy) smiling widely or screaming showing all his teeth in roller skates and a santa suit. we only met this once and skated together round the rink. our facial expressions in the photograph are very different. both wearing brown suede rented roller skates. my wheels are orange. his (zippy) are dark green.  me small tiny (without suit) am not smiling. he chimpanzee (zippy) smiling widely or screaming. both eyes open in the dark. young animals led to a party. 





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