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when i'm done with school i'll cut off all my hair and dye it green and wear only late-victorian stuff.

nolite te bastardes carborundorum

i am sad and lonely

May 7, 2020



i miss smoking organic cigarettes with you
on the verandah 
ashes lining our sun-soaked fingernails
as we carved our names into the sky

when you called, you spoke of the eden
you've lost
and the sneakers in your closet still crumbed
with the clouds we walked upon
i almost held your face as you broke

we'll sit on my verandah again someday
ashes of sun-soaked regrets
and maybe i'll hold your pieces.


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  • May 7, 2020 - 12:36pm (Now Viewing)

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  • mia_:)

    Oh my gosh! How do you write such amazing things! I agree with sunny! The use of cigarettes as a sort of motif was so creative! :)

    6 months ago
  • sunny.v

    this piece has that coming of age/bittersweet for the future vibe that i adore! it’s short, but so, so visceral. you really do a great job at employing cigarettes/ashes as a device for moodiness/broken-ness. and then your footnotes happened, which was arguably the best part

    6 months ago
  • ek503

    Great piece :) Love the ending!

    7 months ago