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Lily and I

August 25, 2009
By mcrey-rey GOLD, Newbury, Berkshire, Other
mcrey-rey GOLD, Newbury, Berkshire, Other
11 articles 1 photo 2 comments

Sometimes when he is with Lily things aren’t quite 3D. For Lily he can become soft plastic and mould himself to fill her every crevice. He bends but never breaks because what Lily needs and wants is easiest of all to give. Flowers sometimes. Putting them into her blushing hands is like saying thank you. Watching her balance on one foot to put them in a vase is as consuming as a kiss. It is a beauty only he sees. Or so he thinks. He likes to think no one can appreciate the modest grey eyes, the rhythmic drumming of her elegant fingers like he can. He enjoys needing her.

Lily enjoys wanting him. Lily appreciates the lingering leers, the back breaking love. She thinks she does. Her beauty is selfish. Lily keeps her eyes open when they kiss. The flowers she puts out for her friends to admire. Lily wants to be able to say “Oh that? Just something he dropped round”. Lily sees him contort to place himself between her and the door, sliding it shut with his foot. She feels flattened.

Symbolic. Sinister.
Lily lets him do it.

The author's comments:
This is based on a painting I saw of a man floating and twisting round to kiss woman. I found the piece unnerving (due to the dull colouring mostly) and wanted to give the characters voices.

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on Jan. 27 2010 at 9:45 pm
pfeferminz SILVER, Sebastopol, California
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it really deep... :) good job

on Nov. 24 2009 at 11:53 pm
Corinnee<3 BRONZE, Scottsdale, Arizona
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on Nov. 24 2009 at 6:46 pm
jatz318 SILVER, East Brunswick, New Jersey
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Wow this is really good. Its well written and concise and fascinating. I'm impressed.

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on Nov. 24 2009 at 10:03 am
E.Lee GOLD, Akron, Ohio
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i really like this! well thought out. great job!

on Sep. 26 2009 at 7:31 am
EHunt96 PLATINUM, Swampscott, Massachusetts
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I agree! Very deep! Keep it up!!!

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on Sep. 9 2009 at 9:17 pm
Jaquie BRONZE, West Palm Beach, Florida
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This is certainly one of my favorites: "I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes." -2 Samuel 6:22

Wow, this is really deep. And unbelievably depressing. Its very well written though. Keep it up!

God bless,