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Tally Marks

June 20, 2015
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


I keep thinking,
in between the space where our lips
meet,
that maybe I was never meant
for love,
and that this facade that we’ve created
only serves to mask
a deep hole
that so many absences have left,
carved into my heart
so that I don’t even notice
yours

and when your fingers explore
the curve of my spine
I can’t help but wonder if the other five
are grasping a knife
and if you are only waiting for an opportunity,
when my eyes close momentarily
in ecstasy,
to add the last tally mark.



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on Jul. 6 2015 at 12:13 am
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

Thank you :)

Beila BRONZE said...
on Jun. 29 2015 at 4:37 pm
Beila BRONZE, Palo Alto, California
3 articles 0 photos 519 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." -Mark Twain

Wow. The words themselves, the sparsity of them, and the way you've spaced them out... everything contributes to this beautifully created, haunting reminder that love has sometimes more layers than we truly wish to see. Perfect title, too. Breathtaking.


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