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my best friend's tightrope

November 7, 2020


the saying 'a picture is worth one thousand words'
to her it isn't true, because my best friend writes a picture in one thousand different ways,
two thousand, painting over the canvas one sentence at a time
then destroys it all and leaves a trail of paper shreds.

my best friend prefers anonymity 
and i watch her hide in crowds 
and leave the poem at the door with no name.
she likes her name - she likes that it's the one thing that's different about her
but i think she would be different if she stopped hiding her face in her hair.

my best friend is painfully quiet
and shy; or so she likes to tell people when she finds her voice
but I've watched her talk to the neighbour we called a witch, and find out the names of all her cats
i've watched her knock on doors and call the offices of politicians
i've watched her take the microphone and sing with a voice that shook, and win a prize she treasured
i've watched her jump the cliff first and talk to him before we could tell her to

so maybe in her pinky finger she's shy
but quiet doesn't mean shy
and careful doesn't mean quiet
and my best friend is not careful nor quiet
my best friend constructs tightropes of words
and in the clouds of imagining she jumps

a prompt from poetri 'write a poem as though you were your own best friend' so yeah slightly weird but there you go. poetri's is much better so go read it! https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/200897/version/410151


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  • a rose

    this is very adorable. good job!

    6 months ago
  • crystalline•galaxies

    re: you're so kind, oh my goodness! it makes me so happy to know that people enjoy the random words that come out of my brain.

    6 months ago
  • crystalline•galaxies

    this is a fantastic take on the prompt! "my best friend constructs tightropes of words
    and in the clouds of imagining she jumps" is such a cool line. your diction is gorgeous.
    re: AHHHHHHHHH (i'm not sure how else to respond?)

    6 months ago
  • mirkat

    hey ness! i'm back! and he won! and we are celebrating! and buy does biden have his work cut out for him... anyway! yay! i love this so much, too! (now i gotta stop with the !) beautiful work as always and i love the last 2 lines. relatable all right. okay, bye for now! <3

    6 months ago
  • rwong

    hoW iN tHe wOrLd?? THIS IS SO GOODDDD!!!!!!! i can only dream of writing like this <3 <3

    6 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood


    6 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    re: don't be sorry!! it's perfectly okay! :)
    also, morning?! wow, weird... :D wow... cool!!! :)

    6 months ago
  • pyrrhic

    re: yes!!!!!

    6 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    re: thank you so so so much for the support, i am so glad you liked my poem <333 it was inspired by yours! :) as for the pronouns, she/her is fine for now. i'm a little overwhelmed rn just because of all of the confusion, so i'm trying to kinda... idk, test it out? a little? if that makes sense? I'll let you know if anything changes <333
    It's 9 pm here, so yes, night :) what time is it for you? i wish you all of the most wonderful tomorrows as well <333

    6 months ago
  • pyrrhic

    re: apology twins!! ;)

    6 months ago
  • sci-Fi

    Re: oh sorry XD yeah "prolly" is just short for "probably"

    6 months ago
  • sci-Fi

    Awwww I love this so much. Gonna go test my bsf now (except exilityy.jay is prolly watching kpop memes so she wont answer.)


    6 months ago
  • poetri

    Um excuse me this is not "mUcH bEtTeR" than mine because it's literally fantastic and I'm beyond honored you could create as stunning a piece of art as this out of my poem. Love it, dear. Truly magnificent <3

    6 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    ooooh I love this <333 now I REALLY want to try that prompt! I've got a lot to live up to—wow! ;)

    6 months ago