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By Definition MAG

October 8, 2017
By pancakebears GOLD, Staten Island, New York
pancakebears GOLD, Staten Island, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"'You're the one who says books have to be heavy because the whole world's inside them.'" — Inkheart

By definition,
gray is the blur between black and white,
the empty space between together and
To me, gray is
the hollow yellow of a summer spent alone,
the sick violet undertone of a bruising
and all the colors in between.
gray is the dust that
overtop archived newspapers and
permanent words, and
the hushed singing of
happy birthday down the school hallway.
The empty swings that hold no one
but the wind.
Gray is the smudge of color
when the world turns too
and all the hues drain into the overcast sky.
To me, gray is
the quiet and the cold,
the snow that silences all.
The chill that runs through the arctic,
through unloved hearts and charred bones.
The taunting whisper of yesterday’s warmth,
bread that smells sublime but tastes
I remember watching the sky tip into the
empty streets from behind windows
that stretched out the lethargy as I listened
to the slow hum of the summer that lost
its mind
in the silence.
To me, gray is
the smudge between dead and living.
sitting on the edge of the moon with
both feet hanging off, and
all the empty colors.

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This article has 5 comments.

on Jan. 9 2018 at 7:35 pm
some_dude SILVER, Brooklyn, New York
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Excellent sensory! I love this poem's overall message.

i love this !

on Jan. 4 2018 at 10:16 am
fragmentaations DIAMOND, Middleburgh, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“You write beautifully. The inside of your mind must be a terrible place.”

absolutely spectacular, oh my goodness. you make me wish i could write like this...

This is so true. Your great at writing. :)

on Dec. 6 2017 at 5:59 pm
maeve15 PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde

Yesssss Izzy!!!!!!!