where we are now

September 7, 2010
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i get rabbit-fast heartbeats in my chest
when i hear your voice,
ocean-deep, blue-grey, and soft,
entertaining another.
there's a furry taste
of memories in my mouth.

watching you with her
is like watching fireworks
in my rear-view mirror.

and then you turn, slow,
your glance glass-sharp and knowing,
peeling back the layers to find my spine.
her smile fades.

my tongue goes granite,
my mind clouded
like our countless autumn afternoons
in breathless proximity.

the questioning look i bounce back
is as fake as her black hair.

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CoLdEsTNiGhTs said...
Oct. 7, 2010 at 6:41 pm
you use a lot of well written similes. good job!
echome94 replied...
Nov. 3, 2010 at 5:11 pm
I have done this countless time when i see my Ex outside of school. He always catchs me and comes over to try and talk
tdubin123 said...
Oct. 4, 2010 at 9:51 am
i can totally relate also. i love your writing style- your metaphors really add to the feeling
mkellars This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 4, 2010 at 5:53 pm
Thanks! Sorry I don't have much up,  I submitted five or six similar-styled poems last week, I'm hoping they're up sometime soon.
llamachick said...
Sept. 27, 2010 at 1:30 pm
i love it sooooo soooo much i can realate and it almost made me cry!love it!keep writeing!
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