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黃愛莉
| she/her | chinese american |
memory & mortality & madness
and the player dreamed;
50~ Sept. 2020

Message to Readers

*beats better judgement over the head with a broom*
im supposed to be working on my novel because nanowrimo but screw that right no commitment in this house

citrus scars

November 13, 2020

FREE WRITING

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remember that august/
summer '16/
we were young and naive/
grass on our jeans/

and your mother she called us/
to make lemonade/
we were young and naive/
but oh how we stayed/

and life gave you lemons/
life gave you limes/
and you made lemonade
you made lemonade/

but life gave you lessons/
and life gave you scars/
so you carved at the bittersweet taste
of the stars/

remember that august/
summer next year/
our faces less gentle/
hearts full of fear/

so we squeezed the lemons/
ignoring the pain/
our faces less gentle/
like cuts in the rain/

and life gave you lemons/
life gave you limes/
and you made lemonade
you made lemonade/

but life gave you lessons/
and life gave you scars/
so you carved at the bittersweet taste
of the stars/

so let that lemon/
drip down your lips/
let them find a home in your
citrus nicks/

they say beauty is pain/
then pain is beauty/
when lemon meets crimson/
remember your duty/

...

its novem, 2020/
we're now far apart/
citrus scars garnished
from heart to heart/

the seasons have changed/
and so have our stories/
citrus scars garnished/
...
and hid./
hid and hid and hid./

but life gives us lemons,
life gives us limes,
yet there's no sugar left
to make lemonade./

because life gave us lessons/
and life gave us scars/
i wish they'd remind us
for once who we are./

*smashes computer into wall*
you- you know when your mom says 'squeeze the lemon' and you squeeze the lemon and then it gets all over your twenty little cuts from when you went to fistfight god and then you feel pain
'they say beauty is pain then pain is beauty' is a little gem i learned from geometry last year because uhh switchy switchy theorem amirite /j
anyways i wrote this and read this in a melody. it really was a dumpster fire writing this. i don't really expect any turnout from this. i just like eating lemons man. i wrote something about lemons. am i cool yet

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14 Comments
  • _Delphiruns2theocean_

    Pretty! Love it, only 20 pieces thooo, write more (continues chanting) I love you r work hopefully you can check out some of mine and everyone else as well!


    4 months ago
  • Caleb Urlacher

    wow, this is amazing


    5 months ago
  • happy butterfly

    DUDE YES YOU ARE SO COOL YOU DONT EVEN UNDERSTAND
    "but life gave you lessons/
    and life gave you scars/
    so you carved at the bittersweet taste
    of the stars/" ahhhhh this is everything ...i cant explain how much i love it
    its so pretty and emotion packed and idhegsnbdb
    you just have TALENT,like this geniusness just flows out of you. and there is something so different in your writing,so raw and elegant. ahhh why do you only have like 20 published pieces!!!!


    5 months ago
  • Anlee

    you're making me crave lemons ;-;


    6 months ago
  • anemoia (#words)

    wow. i have no words. beautiful. like a song.


    6 months ago
  • Stone of Jade

    re: well it definitely fits! XD


    6 months ago
  • Stone of Jade

    the melody and rhythm to this is absolutely stunning! I love how you repeated certain phrases--it really gave them a sort of double meaning. ALso that ending caught me by surprise but really kinda fit and was perfect. this whole piece is beautiful and soo well written


    6 months ago
  • jun lei

    there's just something so poignant, profound, and powerful about "*smashes computer into wall*" and i wish i had even a fragment of your talent.


    6 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    JIMINY CRICKET this is fantastic!! I read this in a sort of melody too, and I love every word of it. Dang it you're so TaLeNtEd.


    6 months ago
  • Hayley Jade

    i have no words for this- this is really good. i love the repetition in it.


    6 months ago
  • JustAnotherDarling

    this is beautiful. i seriously wish i had the right words to express how i feel right now. this is definitely going to be staying with me for a long while....
    and "they say beauty is pain then pain is beauty" is going on my quote board immediately!


    6 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    re: lol i pride myself on it XD


    6 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    gosh this is... wow. omg. this is so good. i missed hearing from you. <333


    6 months ago
  • spectral

    HOLY CHEESE PAISLEY YOU FAST


    6 months ago