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Directions to his house:
1. Make a right onto the road
where you first met,
when you never expected him
to have such an impact on you.
2. Take a sharp left to the spot
where you realized
he gave you butterflies,
even though you barely knew him.
3. Turn right onto the highway
where your friend told you
that he liked you and
4. Turn left onto the road
where he finally admitted it.
5. Turn right onto the street
with the park that you went to
on your first date.
6. Take a left onto the road
with the streetlight that he pushed
you against
and kissed you for the first time.
7. Make a left onto the street
with the dead end that you always sat at
and told each other secrets.
8. You know which is the road where you had your first fight is,
because you’re always right anyway,
so I shouldn’t have to tell you to
9. Turn left onto the street
where you realized
he actually made sense
and maybe you needed to stop being so
stubborn all the time.
10. Make a right onto the street
with the pretty house
with the pretty garden
that he stole flowers from
so he could give them to you,
because he didn’t have the money to buy you any.
11. Turn left on the road
where he said he couldn’t do this anymore
because you deserved better.
12. Turn left on the street
where you said he was the best for you,
no matter what anyone – including him – thought.
13. Turn left onto the street
where he decided
you should stop seeing each other.
14. Turn left onto the street
where you begged for him back
because he was all you thought you had.
15. Realize you just went in a circle and
16. Realize you never even made it to his house, which he was embarrassed of anyway, because of its size
and even though you never cared about that,
17. Realize he cared too much, and
18. Realize that these directions will get
you nowhere and that
19. You ended up right where you started.

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nanners98 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 18 at 1:39 pm:
This is so creative and well written! I loved it.
 
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JosiSunny said...
Jan. 17 at 8:49 pm:
wow. this is so amazing! it's a great, different piece!
 
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