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to put the parallel lines decorating my wrists
like outdated wallpaper to use, i would peel
the scar tissue like the rind of a blood orange,
link the massacred pieces of myself into a chain,
and then throw it 300 miles right to the foot of your bed.

if there was a way to shift cities and collide hemispheres
until the stretch of miles between our aching bodies tightened,
i would do whatever it takes to bring you closer to me.

i would show up on your doorstep like an unexpected hurricane
and you would draw me in like a high tide. your porch light would
flicker like a fake smile and we would twist ourselves into foreign
tongues in each other’s mouths.

sometimes, our teeth rot in mason jars that used
to house fireflies in a time before we began this
downward spiral of inevitable events, and  

you collected a basket full of skinned knees and
repeated apologies when you extinguished all of
my house fires with your bare hands.

my worn heart cannot fill the holes in yours.
your rough palms cannot mend the blisters on mine.
the train tracks cannot cover our mistakes this time.
it all just kind of came to me at once
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PennedinWhite Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful imagery you have put together. Well done! :heart: 
foraoises Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013   Writer
wow :heart:
dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
Your fantastic work has been featured in Friday Night Features.
learningtobefree Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Student Writer
aw thank you so much! i appreciate it :heart:
Irixian Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Professional Writer
Well spoken
learningtobefree Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Writer
thank you.
KalineReine Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Writer
This is so beautiful... :heart: And also really sad. But I love it. Very easy to relate to. I love the dark mood of this poem. Your writing is really amazing and never ceases to leave me in awe. :wow: 
learningtobefree Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student Writer
that's so sweet of you, thanks so much! :heart:
KalineReine Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Writer
No problem at all, just wanted to share my thoughts on this. ^^ 
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