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Do You Remember

August 22, 2011
By Rosina PLATINUM, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Rosina PLATINUM, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Do you remember
two children, swinging
through the days like

laughing bright into
the universe?

(together we breathed
apart we shall end)

Our plans were colorful
and dreamed over thin strips
of silver and dry snakes
of clover rasping at our feet

Still I can taste
the strawberry stars
smell your eternal eyes

I remember leaping
and falling,
a firefly,
dangling from life
by my knees,
secrets whispering by like
the notes my ukulele never

And behind me you stood there,
sunflowers and tears in your
unbroken hair,
a goddess of love, a herald of despair

THe summer wafts back sad and slow to taunt me
for I can feel the ghost
of your voice in each beam
of light

(we started strangers,
strangers shall we go.)

friendship's mask
love's dressings
cracked from my
shattered whole

The author's comments:
This was written during a particularly rough patch during my freshman year of high school. My best friend, a remarkable young woman who I know that I will love dearly for the rest of my life, had just moved away, and I was struggling with feelings of loss and abandonment.

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