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First Love's Duet MAG

April 30, 2015
By snailkisses PLATINUM, Malden, Massachusetts
snailkisses PLATINUM, Malden, Massachusetts
31 articles 14 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
"so you're tired of living, and you feel like you might give in? well don't. it's not your time." - a better place a better time // streetlight manifesto


She tells me a trash can in Montana
is better than any apartment in a Boston suburb
I ask her, What’s so bad about a trash can?
Why don’t we just go, figure the details out once we get there?

The details
She laughs
Yeah, the details
Food, water, shelter …

We do this dance,
the duet of the dreamer and the realist
She tells me she needs to be there to keep me close to the ground
Just as much as I need to keep her from sinking too far into it

Love is cliché, love is stupid
And all my life I’ve resented the thought of it
But dear god
A trash can in Montana is better than anywhere without her



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JRaye PLATINUM said...
on Aug. 27 2015 at 9:20 pm
JRaye PLATINUM, Dorr, Michigan
43 articles 10 photos 527 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you."

"Have you ever looked fear in the face and said, 'I just don't care.'?"

OH MY GOODNESS that's awesome! So happy for ya!

on Aug. 26 2015 at 8:40 pm
snailkisses PLATINUM, Malden, Massachusetts
31 articles 14 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
"so you're tired of living, and you feel like you might give in? well don't. it's not your time." - a better place a better time // streetlight manifesto

you called it!! haha

JRaye PLATINUM said...
on May. 7 2015 at 9:46 pm
JRaye PLATINUM, Dorr, Michigan
43 articles 10 photos 527 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you."

"Have you ever looked fear in the face and said, 'I just don't care.'?"

This is a love poem, but it doesn't completely feel like a "LOOOOVE" poem, you know? You're not trying to sell some mushy fairy tale. You're telling a modern day, realistic love story, and DEAR God, it is so beautiful! This will be in the magazine, I garentee it, calling it right now. Amazing.

on May. 7 2015 at 9:27 am
theblondechick GOLD, Kingsport, Tennessee
14 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
I want to live and feel all the shades, tones, and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life.
And I am horribly limited.
-Sylvia Path

Love this. Love this. Love this. Heartwarmingly true.