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Good-Bye MAG

September 4, 2013
By baileysul PLATINUM, Guilford, Connecticut
baileysul PLATINUM, Guilford, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed." -Ernest Hemingway

Driving into time, her car
accelerates and crunches
up the distance between
her and me so that
you can measure
space with open arms
instead of running legs.
The black hole
that she thinks forms
between us actually strings
us together with
objects that are woven
into a patchwork life;
pink blankets,
long car trips, half-filled
glasses of chocolate milk.
And I too walk backwards,
but instead of seeing a
faraway horizon, a
sky lost with colors,
I see two shadows
waiting with open

The author's comments:
I wrote this poem as my sister and I both headed off to college. We both are very anxious people and were worried about missing each other, as we are practically two peas in a pod.

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on Jul. 5 2016 at 4:23 pm
TabithaL SILVER, Suffolk, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Speak only if it improves upon the silence"- Mahatma Gandhi

You are a genius. I love this poem so much! It was really good. I loved the "you can measure space with open arms instead of running legs."