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he says, "Time heals
everything," and I remember because he
crushes his wrist watch under his heels
as he directs answers into my
winter-battered lungs;
"Success is never giving it
reason to."

"Life," he says, "fancies itself a
generous, well-worded testimonial, brimmed
with lucky dimes and trying times fought
back with 32-yellowed grins
dawned with tax stress and grime." I resign
as he signs a cursive lie into
papers he claims unimportant.
his smiles are a cold
kind of tight-lipped and scarce
with glimpses of unabridged sunlight
when he isn't
careful.

"You're not beautiful," he says, "you're
human and that's about as good as it gets." I
hold in a heart burn,
retorts churning sleepless and shivering under
my bruised, silenced tongue as he
slides two fingers in the flute of my wrist
to check a vitality, ever since been declared
a casualty.
his hands have always been
the Atlantic.
it's choppy and unfinished but I'm trying to write.

(putting this in the "literature" category hurts. I'm sorry)
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:iconsammur-amat:
Sammur-amat Featured By Owner May 19, 2014   General Artist
ZOMGawd this is glorious and you are plain gorgeous, sweetheart! Congratulations on such a splendid piece! :heart:
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:iconlocosquirrel:
locosquirrel Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fact: This is one of my favorite poems ever. :)
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:iconapplausejunkie:
ApplauseJunkie Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, this would sound glorious spoken.
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your-methamphetamine Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student Writer
i've been wanting to read it aloud but just haven't found the time.
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aestheteminimalist Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Great writing, I especially liked the bit about humanity at the very end. Very poignant and universal.
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:iconyour-methamphetamine:
your-methamphetamine Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student Writer
thank you so much!
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:iconlearningtobefree:
learningtobefree Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student Writer
the ending oh my god the ending is gold
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:iconyour-methamphetamine:
your-methamphetamine Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student Writer
:heart:!!
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:iconeffervescent-nothing:
effervescent-nothing Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That last stanza has me by the heart man.
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your-methamphetamine Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student Writer
you have me by the heart, missy :heart:
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