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fault lines

May 19, 2014
By Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski


3 a.m. on a Monday night, your words
rive my skin like
pavement when an earthquake
strikes

and I swear these fault lines will never
piece perfectly back
together

leaving me in fragments, body parts
like continents

whose grounds will never again be
walked by you

because you’ve found new
territory,
a frontier in the stars

to which my dusty fingers may never
reach



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on Jun. 5 2014 at 4:10 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Such an amazing compliment, thank you!

1299836 said...
on Jun. 4 2014 at 11:40 pm
1299836, 1299836, California
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i love the relation to an earthquake, and especially the parts, "3 am on a Monday night" and "and I swear these". It adds concrete concepts that are relateable and a sort of teen angst. your choice of line separation in the first and third stanzas really contribute to the fragmented feel of the poem. Beautiful!


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