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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I felt at home with you in your empty apartment, where your mother called me “darling” and “honey” for vacuuming, and I sat on the floor in the middle of your living room, imagining I had just bought my own place. I listen as you furnish the rest of your life out loud to me. I say we ...
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    You’d be mistaken if you said the stones didn’t feel hotter than the sand beneath your feet. Casting circles along the ground, light shimmers between the trees. Flowers reach up to it, along the way shedding petals. I walk on, gathering about me my dress....
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    In through your nose, out through your mouth. Spiked with the anticipation of fifteen other teams, the hot, dusty air of the track in the summer floods my nose, over and over. Deep breath after deep breath, I’ll never mind this routine so long as I’m here on the track. It wouldn’t be the s...
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    I could have drowned myself in a sea of Spanish vocabulary, poured cups of verbs into my ears with hopes that they would tumble onto my brain, and drank fragments of sentences about Spanish culture, but still failed the class. I could even come to soak in more language during lunch, but just like a ...
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    I am not silk linens for you to drape across the arm of the couch like a waiter adorns his arm with a porcelain-colored napkin that never bears a crease. I am not glass; the vase that shattered, and leaked clear blood that lapped across the floorboards and decorated the suffocating ...
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    I need you to know that I’m like a flower. I’ll wilt and crinkle if you forget about me, even for just a sun-adorned day. I need to be watered, constantly— but not constantly enough that I am drowned and submerged under the shower. There is a correct amount to overwhelm me. If you ca...
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    Death does not know of the phrase “I am breaking up with you,” nor the feeling of hatred you have for yourself; death only knows the deterioration of your body as a whole. Death does not know of the darkness plaguing your mind, or the crack you feel in your heart. Death only ...
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    I'm not afraid of knowing you so well that I could write an essay titled with your name, filled with five paragraphs and a concession. I'll use as much "verbosity" as I please because what scares me more would be summarizing you in a single thesis. I want this ess...
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    I can drift away in your arms; float into little cosmic pieces of myself within the cosmos of your gaze that breathe me back together with just a stroke......
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    I love how you intertwine our fingers, and hold up our hands-- linked-- turning them this way and that, as if admiring how they compliment each other....
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    The wind is licking at your face, and pinching roses onto it; they blossom Conflicting against your bright green eyes made humorous by the sun …...
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    Your fingertips whisk through my hair, enlightening it with a dusting of snow; dancing with it, the sparkling chill as your ballroom; frosting it with ribbons; you twirl it around your finger absentmindedly swirling through strand after strand, dancer after dancer, caressing and goodbying...
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    Saturday mornings with you drizzled all over them; I love the breathless way you say “hello.” Leave your shoes by the door, and your jingling keys on the table, because I don't trust you with that pocket knife....
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    He holds out his wrist to me and hands me the deep sea blue Sharpie-- not a scissor. I place my fingers on his palm-- gentle-- and I grasp the Sharpie in my right hand-- not a blade. He is patient, and allows me to inscribe "love" on the inside of his wrist-- not ...
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    Why do you insist on buying me the Skittles when they just cascade from the red bag like swollen buttons? And the small Hi-C Orange drink that is so large I won't get through half of it? You got right with the bracelet; I wear it every day like I'll die without it – But food that I have n...
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    Her word dissipate once they escape her lips, And burn in the air, breaking at the tips They don't even reach one's own ear Because her words are not something they want to hear....
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    The three decker cake stood before me on the table All thirteen candles lit and waiting, The wax melting and fading, And the base plunged into the goodness of vanilla icing As the spotlight birthday song continued to be sung. Once it’s over, the candles seem to get brighter, Smiles...
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    I'm still waiting for the snow to fall Without it doesn't feel like Christmas at all. The bitter cold taps at the window glass, And wrapping paper surges around me in an endless fabricated sea While ribbons rain down, I struggle for it to pass. Presents are stationed at the bottom...
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    I feel like my world is spinning out of control, And I'm powerless to stop it, Like Alice falling down the rabbit hole. I'm standing in the middle of it all, Watching everything fly by in a slow fall, And like Wonderland, nothing is ever the same; Things are taken away from me as if ...
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    The words rose to the Tip of my tongue Piling and piling up Into a big, towering jumble Of letters. I opened my mouth, pursed my Lips, and the words slid Forward-- only to be pushed right back-- The jumble of them--quite A mile long--they all went Unspoken as I swallowed them...
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