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and you

August 22, 2013
By migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius


i'm a lump of meaning without understanding
sitting in an armchair
in your half-familiar one-room mess
my best friend in your bed and remembering
a whole year ago
when it was safe to be scared and wonder
because you were always beside me
laughing
making hazel eye contact
speaking of dead sea deep space something outside of ourselves.

now we don't speak much at all
she has filled some space that was never there
and you wake later and drink more every morning
and you spend it all waiting for the moment you can leave
our world and my world and the ghosts that haunt us
all the more corporeal spooks
and you don't mind leaving me behind because you know
i will be just fine
and that is the magic of who we are
just lumps of meaning without understanding
but you made it a little more bearable.



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Mckay ELITE said...
on Aug. 28 2013 at 6:40 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

So I was right? in a wrong kind of way... hahahaha. But I mean not hahaha with what happened with your friend. So sad. Heartbrakes suck. 

migwam ELITE said...
on Aug. 28 2013 at 6:09 pm
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
240 articles 20 photos 152 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius

Well, I mean, it is another person, but they're together, or were when I wrote this. I introduced them. And stuff. And their relationship to a degree diminished our. Sooo yiss. Hahaha

Mckay ELITE said...
on Aug. 28 2013 at 5:07 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Ah, d*mn it. I missed that part. I mean, I did read it. But figured, or more like, assumed that the "second" her was another person. I will know have to read that article. Again, beautifully moving piece. 

migwam ELITE said...
on Aug. 28 2013 at 3:25 pm
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
240 articles 20 photos 152 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius

Yeah, this is for Alex. The only nonfiction piece I have on here explains a bit more about him. But you were wrong on a point- the girl I refer to in this poem is not his ex, it's my best friend. "my best friend in your bed and remembering". Etcetera etcetera.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Aug. 27 2013 at 4:57 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Of your new poem, this is definitely a favorite. I have a feeling, but then again I'm assuming, that this poem about the your friend in "The Dead Sea Again". I'm speculating that for a couple of reasons. You make an allusion to it in the 15th line to that poem. Then in the second stanza you talk about how you don't have communication with this person as you used to becuase the ex of this person cause a gap between the two of you. Now, this person is depressed, excluded him/herself from society, and just feels like dying because of this break-up. And the line "i will be fine" is parallel to the line "you’ll be just fine" in "The Dead Sea Again". I love the beginning lines "i'm a lump of meaning without/understanding" and then last five lines "and you don't mind leaving me behind because you know/ i will be fine/ and that is the magiv of who we are/ just lumps of meaning without understanding/ but you made it a little more bearable." Obviously, this person means a lot to you and has had a great impact in your life. Truly a wonderful poem. Also, congrats on the Editors' Choice. You deserve it.