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a dual inebriation

September 17, 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.
i held your hand long into the night, long
after you had fallen asleep
and i had curled up in the chair across the room
from you to try and get some rest,
i held your hand, just
watching you
from the chair across the room and wondering
if you were half as confused
or half as wretched
as i was in that moment
long after you had fallen asleep
i held your hand
and watched the shadows cross the window
heard your house clink, settle
like bottles under the table
your hair chopped short rustled with the
leaves outside
and i couldn't close my eyes
your breathing small and long and steady
i could hear you still
from the chair across the room
because you fell asleep too soon
so i held your hand
and loved you
from the chair across the room.

ii.
i ended up
in your girlfriend's house across the river
from you, it was late at night
speaking in slurred lines and
forming secret ties
a shared kind of wildness deep in our dizzy minds
excited and i am reminded
forcefully
of the morning i conquered the world.
meanwhile i watch her
from the chair across the room
and in this grey and blue
i feel that i know you
more than you can know.



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Mckay ELITE said...
on Oct. 26 2013 at 7:51 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

XD That's so great to hear that he's well. Free-spirits never change. But that's good. :) 

migwam ELITE said...
on Oct. 2 2013 at 11:58 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

It is so ironic you use the word ardent here. Heee. Wesley is fine. He's great. Alive and kicking and still reckless as hell. Thanks for the comment, yoooouu <3

Mckay ELITE said...
on Oct. 1 2013 at 5:26 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

Agggghhhh. Why have the Muses blessed you with more than your fair share of poetic talent? XD You deserve it. On to the poem! I enjoyed envisioning it all. You're a master at story telling. And any time you write about your friends, I feel the (here's a word you might like) ardent and ferocious love you have for each and every one of them. (By the way, I haven't asked you. How's your friend? The one you wrote about that had the car accident? I kept meaning to ask you but would forget immediately.) Great poem. Do keep writing whenever you can.