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my father's silhouette painted on
the canvas of waves
assures me that
water stains are not permanent.

darkened fabric means nothing more than
the fruit of possibility spoiling on countertops.

i ask grown men for more answers
than there are chandeliers
in my parents' abandoned mansion.

the creases of my grandmother's forehead
skitter over concern and
land on laugh lines.

i've always been a clever joker,
spreading lips like a contagion.
they could never catch me;

my intoxicating serpent
slithering through sidewalk cracks
breaking backs as children do.

my limbs may have expanded,
but i am just a hot air balloon.

if there is anything
pavements & dark rooms have taught me,
it is that
broken means i'll be okay again.
it's been a while. a long, long while.
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paintandpencil-art Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. If I could, I'd probably favorite all your poems, but that's gonna take a while. :P
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student Writer
aw, that's so sweet!
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paintandpencil-art Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It'd be worth it. :D
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anila73 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i love this.

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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student Writer
thank you
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NekoNekoGirl997 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You conveyed the ache well. I feel it. Good job.
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Writer
thank you, thank you
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fake-theory Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
this is so beautiful. i don't know what else to say, except that it is hypnotizing <3
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Writer
ahhh thanks :heart:
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anobrain Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
missed seeing you around, dear. lovely piece :heart:
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