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two seconds.
you broke my heart,
i broke yours.
i don't know why
i grabbed my car keys
and fled;
away
from your static stare,
and our common
subtleties
away from
a summer of
convoluted thoughts
frosted flakes
meteor showers
and hidden playlists.
i melted into your
vigilante blue,
your easy eyes
and solemn demons
as light as air,
heavier than water.
i couldn't think
couldn't breathe
so i saw you
and ran.
two seconds.
i allowed myself
one and a half:
a blink.
(i can't answer your questions)
a skidding thump.
(i don't know what to say to you)
(i can't find the words)
(for once in my life)
one second.
i went looking
for your eyes
and found my heart
instead.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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TheHarbinger This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 28, 2011 at 5:57 pm:
I love it when people use parentheses in their work. Great job! 
 
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