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Grayer: Like This

January 15, 2014
By haley101 DIAMOND, Windsor, Connecticut
haley101 DIAMOND, Windsor, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”

― Mary Oliver

He makes modesty all the blacker
and denies how one can escape through time
He makes staring at the carpet
all the grayer
with his thoughts like water
violent and excessively beautiful
slamming against my blacker nerves,
of red tears on skin and blue
ones blinked away from pain,
separate from the thrashing chasm

He speaks like a heart does,
in tugs and glances that
are intense and smoldering,
written into the creases of his face

I speak like a bruise does,
bleeding black and blue onto things
with my words, aching and fading,
pressed into creases of paper
like this.

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