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August 19, 2020

PROMPT: Lunar Phrases

On the night I laid close to you in the dark,
I was too tense, too loud, and too scared.
    There were cars and grass and pecan-shells--
And the night wasn't beautiful,
It wasn't star-speckled and quiet.
It was cloud-cast, too loud, and you were scared.

On the night I felt your ribs press against mine,
You were too friendly, too absent, and too hidden.
    There were bats and pasta and dried leaves--
And the moon wasn't full,
It wasn't large and looming.
It was sickly-sallow, too absent, and we were hiding.

On the night I felt those words stick in my throat,
I was too clumsy, too crowded, and too antsy.
    There were aliens and spiders and sweat--
And it wasn't just us,
It wasn't perfect and private.
It was highway-heated, too crowded, and there were ants.

On the night I tried to hold you in the dark,
You were too cold, too vast, and too distant.
    There were cicadas and clouds and thunder--
And the night wasn't ours,
It wasn't easy and endless.
It was teeter-tilting, too vast, and you kept your distance.

On the night I felt your breath become my breath,
You were too tall, too eager, and too oblivious.
       There were flashlights and embers and sweatshirts--
And it wasn't skin touching,
It wasn't soft and shy,
It was chapped-chaste, too eager, and I was sweating.

On the night I felt your hands slip from mine,
We were too young, too broken, and too sad.
    There was laughter and chocolate and dancing--
And all that wasn't ours,
It wasn't your body against mine,
It was hollow-heartache, too broken, and I was crying.

                            Y O U R S E L F.


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  • Anne Blackwood

    Re: Sure thing, Waspy! Also. You're a Christian too?! Yay! When you said "blessed" I had hope so yay I'm excited.

    5 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Re: I'm so glad! Yes, I'd love to be friends. What should I call you? No need to give your real name if you're not comfortable with that.

    5 months ago
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    5 months ago
  • anemoia (#words)

    title reminds me of taylor swift's "august" when she sings "and you weren't mine to lose"

    6 months ago
  • anemoia (#words)

    wow. no words. blown away.

    6 months ago
  • ~wildflower~

    This is absolutely breathtaking, and the complicated emotions are portrayed so well! Incredible! You are a very talented writer.

    8 months ago
  • happy butterfly

    wow this is beautiful

    8 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Btw I'm hopefully bringing an army to your account (Paisely Blue included) because I wrote this

    8 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    So heartbreaking and emotional... i don't have words enough to praise this but I love it so, so much <3

    8 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    This is one of the most powerful things I've read in a while. The piece felt broken, spiteful, and possibly hiding denial. It's magnificent.

    8 months ago