Parking Lot

January 26, 2014
By drcf98 PLATINUM, Charleston, South Carolina
drcf98 PLATINUM, Charleston, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Love and a cough cannot be concealed, even a small cough, even a small love." - Anne Sexton


my fingers are made of chalk
and your body is a blackboard.
my waist is a paper bird
and you are an origamist.
my collar bones are branches
and your lips are sunlight.

you taste like cinnamon gum,
you smell like tangerines,
and your hand on my cheek
melts away all the cold.

the back of your car
is the household of sin.
there is no heat in
this piece of s***, faded,
red 1995 Honda. The
leather smells like cigarettes
and wintergreen gum.
you rely on the friction of
our skin to create enough
heat to get you home.



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on Oct. 23 2014 at 10:15 pm
drcf98 PLATINUM, Charleston, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Love and a cough cannot be concealed, even a small cough, even a small love." - Anne Sexton

thank you!!!

on Apr. 13 2014 at 7:03 pm
drcf98 PLATINUM, Charleston, South Carolina
23 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Love and a cough cannot be concealed, even a small cough, even a small love." - Anne Sexton

thank you!

Blynn SILVER said...
on Feb. 17 2014 at 11:56 am
Blynn SILVER, Waco, Texas
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Oh wow, great poem. 

on Jan. 29 2014 at 3:49 pm
drcf98 PLATINUM, Charleston, South Carolina
23 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Love and a cough cannot be concealed, even a small cough, even a small love." - Anne Sexton

oh goodness thanks so much!!!

Mckay ELITE said...
on Jan. 29 2014 at 12:34 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

This one is by far my favorite of all your pieces. When I began reading it, I must admit, I though "Ugh, cliches!" But then, once I got to the end, every thought immediately changed. "[T]he back of your car/ is the household of sin" best line of the whole poem, along with the last three lines. I can't praise this poem enough. Keep up the great work. Congrats on the Editors' Choice for this amazing poem. 5/5

on Jan. 29 2014 at 8:59 am
SailorHarry GOLD, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
As long we are breathing, we will overcome

Your writing is brilliant 


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