Slightly Off

July 30, 2012
my.freedom.lies.in.free.verse PLATINUM, Tosa, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into a void, and that oblivion is inevitable... and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you." Augustus Waters


When you can't seem to fall asleep
Because something about tonight feels slightly off.

Perhaps the silence was turned to quiet
By a misplaced sound.

Perhaps the warmth was turned to heat
By a too-heavy comforter.

Perhaps the stair was turned to creak
By an unwelcome visitor.

Perhaps the sky was turned to storm
By a dark, drifting cloud.

Perhaps...

Perha...

Per...

...

Zzzzzzz...

But then you eyes fly open
And you are yanked from your slumbering dream
Because you realize that it's the taste
The taste is slightly off.

You forgot to brush your teeth.



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on Jul. 31 2012 at 3:25 pm
TickTockBANG SILVER, Botkins, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"I believe that what doesn't kill you simply makes you... stranger." --Joker

I love this. I can't point out a specific reason--I just love it, and the ending would have made me laugh out loud if not for the fact that there are people around and they would think I'm weird and stuff.


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