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a)

you will give all of yourself to a boy who won't know you at all.
he will recycle your parts, make you stationary, bind you into
paper that he will gift back so you can write poetry about him.

you, too, say i love you quickly.
when he doesn't say it back, evaporate.

b)

he will kiss you in places you didn't know existed.
until him, you were a peasant in your body's palace.
he crowned you princess, broke the lock of your castle's gates.

when he doesn't say it back, load your cannons.

c)

you are a fountain pen.
look him in the eye when you write him letters on your skin.
when he asks to read them, surrender.

you have always been this way: too eager
to make wildflowers bloom inside of him.

when he doesn't say it back, trim the stems.

d)

when he tells you that your eyes remind him of tree bark,
show him that your gaze is sturdier than nature's limbs.
without breaking eye contact, slowly back him into a wall.

when he expresses discomfort,
ask if he knows what choking is like.

when he doesn't say it back, do not blink.

e)

he will strum your body like a garage sale guitar and set
the case out for spare change. you will jingle like a pocket
and he will make you feel like fire.

when he doesn't say it back, extinguish yourself.

f)

look at him as if these are your last seconds of sight
and you are frantically committing his bone structure to memory.
you are a drowning fish, uncomfortable in your own habitat.

unload your cannons, grow the stems out.
rest your eyes, light up.

do not wait for him to say it back.
it's been a while
i told you i'd be back to my old ways 
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your-methamphetamine Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Writer
until him, you were a peasant in your body's palace.
he crowned you princess, broke the lock of your castle's gates.
-- urgh yes :heart:

this reminded me very much of this: 24.media.tumblr.com/de9303b2cf…
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shadowkitty13 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
aaah its beautiful
its perfect, it describes what you must have been feeling so well, i'd like to believe i felt it too, for a moment.
your words are truly inspiring.
... would you mind if i took a sharpie, and wrote this on the walls of my schools bathroom?
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student Writer
dude go for it, that would be such an honor
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shadowkitty13 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
okay! first thing tomorrow morning, its happening.
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Az-Adam Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
This is great, whoever that guy was must be kicking himself 
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student Writer
thank you.
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neonsquiggle Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love it, I love it, I love it.
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student Writer
thanks :heart: :heart:
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moe-princess-7 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Absolutely beautiful! I don't have words to describe how this poem impacted me. So incredible.
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student Writer
i'm glad you liked it.
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