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i have a nervous habit of ghost-writing words in cursive
when people shout them at me. it all started when
my father taught me how to lose track of time, that

a moment multiplied into a million is just a minute
rolling itself into an hour and before we know it,
every year is stuck in caps lock.

ridiculous
i curl it into my left palm with my right index finger
and practice spatial reasoning as Einstein once did,
how he built a vast sea of

experience
they say that music is the universal language.
tell me, does every room have a tuner or a clock?
our metronomes tick in

time
most don't have enough but i've always known
a surplus. what do i do when my moments multiply
at a much faster rate than i do? my phantom fingers

cannot find
room on my left palm to scribe his words in cursive
so stories overlap and my father's speech blurs
into a jumble of hot air balloons.

i have a nervous habit of ghost-writing words in cursive
when people shout them at me. their spirits linger long
after the conversations trickle down. all the years are

still stuck in caps lock. metronomes are ticking somewhere
in the distance and the past tense teaches me that even words
are aging objects. even language needs to let itself go.
i've lost track of time
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DarcyM123 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Lovely. Made me recall this idea: www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3oIiH…
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XomegaXX Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Your poems are always so unique. So broadening. They make me think in New ways. Thank you. 
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student Writer
haha i'm glad you liked it!!
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BlueBelief Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BEAUTIFUL!
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Writer
thanks!
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