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the first time i looked into your eyes
was one year after meeting you.
my toes barely dipped into the pond
of blue before i realized there wasn't
much to swim to.

i fooled myself long ago into thinking that
if i was ever brave enough, i could plunge
into your endless depths and bathe in purity.
soak up your little-boy grins and weave laughter
with you, creating the most infinite soundtrack.

but when our irises finally connected,
i felt the make-believe ropes i had looped
through your fingers snap like convictions
too heavy to maintain.

it was the first time in a while
that i had a name for the reason
i was broken.

i shook in a rhythm so violent
our bones couldn't dance to it.
instead, they cracked in half
and crumbled to ash; remains
of what we never were.
part of me feels bad for thinking this way but then another part of me feels entitled
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flummo Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Writer
One of those poems that puts the perfect words to pain. (I'm bugged by all those p's)

Anyway. :heart: I really felt this.
learningtobefree Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Writer
thanks for appreciating c:
Irixian Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Writer
I feel you
learningtobefree Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Writer
i was hoping someone would
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