avocados are the best (fight me)

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I'd like to be a writer, some day.
Wouldn't we all.

I hope you like my stories anyway. I'm quite proud of them.
Mostly.

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I'm always welcome to peer review, and I'll even try to do an exchange, though I'm not very good at it!

the username is entirely my brother's (Unusually_useless) fault.

how can you not like avocados?

if walls could hear

October 26, 2020

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if walls could hear
would they listen
to thumps of limbs hitting brick
and store it away
in their everlasting memories
to one day pass on the tale
of that particular fight
that everybody has forgotten
even the ones that fought it.

would they overhear secrets
and tuck them into
crumbling mortar
and cracked cement
so others won't hear
the slow melody of syllables
not meant to be spoken aloud
the older the wall
the more stories it keeps
and less time for it 
to tell them.

but the walls do not worry
time doesn't care for them
they outlast the whispered secrets
and petty fights
that are carved into the bricks
graffiti washes away
ashes of people blow into the wind
the walls don't notice
when humans leave them
they always come back
moths to a candle flame
and the walls carry on
collecting fragments of stories
to one day speak aloud
when the people will want to listen.

 

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8 Comments
  • SunV

    This is just haunting. I love it so much!

    I shall not fight you. Avocados are amazing, and no one can convince me otherwise.


    7 months ago
  • Emi

    This is so pretty and almost eerie. It's an interesting concept, kind of reminds me of the saying "the walls have ears."


    7 months ago
  • Mpm#1

    This is a very powerful piece! I really enjoyed the image you created within my mind... Really pleasant to read. (LOVE YOUR USERNAME!)


    7 months ago
  • Anlee

    "they outlast the whispered secrets
    and petty fights
    that are carved into the bricks"
    im in love with your writer's voice. this is so so good <33


    7 months ago
  • LaurenBeeWrites

    Beautiful. This poem blossoms into something so so enriching. <3 I was sorting through my feed. Sorry I just got back to follow you! Your writing is just so so pleasent to read even if the subjects are dark. It feels arie. You have a lot of talent.


    7 months ago
  • anemoia by a thread

    ahhhhhhh this is so gorgeous, i want to dive into the page (computer screen) and live inside the poem. except i'd probably not have much space, since it's not that long. i'd probably be more comfortable in a very large novel, but still. this is graceful and so curious and will leave me pondering walls everywhere.


    7 months ago
  • avocados are the best (fight me)

    re: thank you! sorry i made you cry a little, and don't worry, of course i won't tell anyone. the best way to eat avocados is on toast (obviously) but plain is great too, and guacamole!


    7 months ago
  • mirkat

    this is beautiful! it made me tear up a bit.... don't tell anyone.... poignant and vivid and amazing wonderful writing. also, avocados are great. love da avocado toast. what is your fav way to eat dem avocados? <3


    7 months ago