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on the night of salt and leftover secrets, i tell him about
the Pacific Ocean, how in Mexico, they say that it does not
retain memory.

you can walk to the edge and curl a million secrets
under your tongue and spill them all at once and
the water will drop them the second it picks them up.

he and i have never been fond of life jackets and the Pacific Ocean
is much too deep to swim in. if you look closely, you can see the
floating bodies of those who tried to cheat love but drowned in the process.

see, humans are not like the Pacific Ocean. try as we might,
we will never forget the taste of robust love or the way a smile
feels after a long day of bearing burdens.

listen, the Pacific Ocean breaks in waves.
all we hear nowadays is each other’s silence;
the water swallowed all of our words and forgot they existed.

he and i will go swimming, desperately searching for them.
within minutes, our bodies will become martyrs for a cause
we’ll never be able to remember.
i don't know i'm trying i guess
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neonsquiggle Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love it so much. Your imagery is haunting. 
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student Writer
thank youu
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XomegaXX Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Sometimes you  feel like you can only say that you love someone so many times before the words are just sound.

Sometimes they do.
Sometimes they meant everything all along.

I love your metaphor.
Sorry about all the random comments. I'm exhausted and rambling.
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PepperPeck Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
the last stanza is marvellous !
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student Writer
thank you!
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vespera Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
soooo in Mexico, the Pacific has no memory... but in say, CA, it would? that part confused me
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Student Writer
in the Mexican culture, it is believed that the Pacific does not retain memory

i'm not too sure about other cultures
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vespera Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
oh I've never heard that o.0
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Pantstrovich Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014   General Artist
Oh man, this poem's story is so familiar to me.
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Student Writer
i'm sorry. 
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