Yellow on Main

January 2, 2009
By Skai Plotnick, Minnetonka, MN

Remind me why again?
What is it I'm striving for?
I seem to have lost track of that goddamn rainbow
while I was looking for the gold
Reasons are swirling
The inevitable is approaching
And as quickly as hints of tears singe my lashes
A quick smile
swipes them away
But the slate isn't clean
it wasn't from the start
But you had a warning
didn't you?
didn't I?
I warned myself
And damnit I warned you
As clearly as I could
And you did not heed
at my cautionary tales
And, oh,
What it meant
But as you retreat
as you think you are
I see you
But you were supposed to be the one
with his tail between his legs
so why am I

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This article has 5 comments.

PP said...
on Jan. 9 2009 at 8:50 pm
Fantastic, dramatic and moving. You got a great future kid!

MM said...
on Jan. 9 2009 at 3:46 pm
My deep thinker who has a beautiful writing future. Your faithful fan.

Poetessa said...
on Jan. 9 2009 at 11:03 am
I like the tears that "singe" the speaker's lash

mitchpurdy said...
on Jan. 9 2009 at 5:55 am
Good job my love! I am SOO proud of you and what you have accomplished! I love you so much, you are SOO talented! Muah!

Trent! said...
on Jan. 9 2009 at 2:31 am

Great job :)

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