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today
in Physics
with the teacher who
says friction is everywhere, says
graphs are
beautiful,
and the dim lights
and their heads on their desks
dreaming of satellites,
not love,
never love,
he steals
Newton's equations,
blue ink
from another universe,
to keep.

it's been three months
since the kiss,
last summer
camp,
slimy, stumbling,
dark,
confused tongues,
crickets,
i think i am standing still,
inertia.

it scares me, sometimes,
i forget if your hair
feels like feathers
or not,
i forget if it's earl grey
or english breakfast
you drank
at night.
but
objects in motion
remain in
motion.
and time moves,
and,
maybe,
i move.

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laila_265This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Feb. 27 at 5:37 pm:
such a beautiful poem!
 
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PadoodalleeThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Nov. 7, 2012 at 10:51 pm:
Science used to describe emotion... that's a fantastic idea. This poem flows nicely and makes me wonder about the story. Very good job =)
 
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