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Message to Readers

the people closest to death are the loneliest.

(reformatted)

the end is near: the point past adulthood

May 7, 2020

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(firstly) 
curl my fingers into a peace sign and raise it to tomorrow. 
maybe we'll live a few years longer 
if we're together

we're two little birdies floating in space
our twin orbits, without a sun, supernova 
you are my star

steal a little bit of oxygen from each other everyday 
your cherry flavored lips against mine 
your bottom lip is so soft, i want to eat it

(secondly) 
our insignificant lives against the universe
a dystopian needle in our dimples 
against the cruel wind, we tremble like leaves. 

if i hold your hand tightly
will you not fly away? 
your seafoam-scented hair flaps in the wind 

wondering what makes us special to keep alive in a earth colored cage
just tomorrow you could be struck by lightning
and we wouldn't be special anymore 

(thirdly)
there's a hole in the sky 
our apathetic eyes scan over it, pathetic
what does darkness have on us?  

autumn leaves us like an old lover, bitterly 
and another season takes her place, sweetly
a yearly routine, does the earth ever get tired? 

we're tired
standing up against the universe 
is truly an impossible feat 

(lastly)
love, strangely, both brings together and tears apart
without the absence
we'll end up being torn apart anyhow 

i would trade life away for yours in a heartbeat 
you, me
and living is better than misery?  

continuing on while keeping this in mind and intertwining our old, cold hands together  
the end is near, darling
let's wait for each other 
 

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2 Comments
  • outoftheblue

    HOW AM I JUST SEEING THIS BEAUTY


    4 months ago
  • Dmoral

    that quote in your 'message' box-------gosh, i freakin' love it.

    "our insignificant lives against the universe / a dystopian needle in our dimples / against the cruel wind, we tremble like leaves."
    this is amazing. the overwhelming thought of being too small for the world and universe we live in? uh, yes! a genre in which you classify and mention as a part of life? totally! the metaphor, beautifully done!

    "our apathetic eyes scan over it, pathetic / what does darkness have on us?"
    favorite lines and your diction is godly.

    "and living is better than misery?"
    the rhetorical question we all secretly want an answer too addressed? perfectly!

    "the end is near, darling / let's wait for each other"
    irony: putting 'end' in the actual ending and ending the piece breathtakingly? you've done it all in this piece and i'm officially obsessed.


    7 months ago