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I still remember the scent of your cigarettes

 

I remember the birthmark on your hip

 

(your boyfriend never noticed it despite the number of times he saw you naked)

 

(you had never noticed it either until I showed you)

 

(I’ve never seen you naked)

 

I remember the stories you told me about your mother

 

I could never forget what you looked like

 

When I rolled over in the middle of the night

 

Unable to sleep because of the heat

 

(we slept in your tent all summer)

 

(but it wasn’t yours- you borrowed it)

 

And my eyes settled on your face

 

I stared at you because you were asleep

 

You would never find out

 

(I swear to god you were the most beautiful thing I had ever seen)

 

(You still are)

 

(But beautiful doesn’t do you justice)

 

I remember how we stayed up til six in the morning

 

We watched movies

 

We talked a lot

 

(I got a migraine the next morning)

 

(Afternoon? We didn’t wake up til four)

 

(I threw up in your bathroom)

 

I laid down on your bed and you wrapped your arm around me

 

You had never seen me in pain

 

You told me I was scaring you

 

(I didn’t want to move)

 

(You had never put your arm around me like this)

 

(No one had)

 

I left an hour later

 

I missed the smell of your cigarettes

 

(even though they gave me a headache)

 

(maybe you would put your arm around me again)

 

I went to your house again after that

 

It was the best summer of my life

 

(we stopped talking once school started)

 

(the rain ruined your tent)

 

(but it wasn’t yours- you borrowed it).




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