miherseed

Philippines

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correlation is arbitrary; it is but an eyelash on an untrimmed toe.

i hope my leaves don’t fall in autumn

April 9, 2021

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there was a tire that swung by a rope on my arm
and the laughter of children near my tongue
i didn’t really care about them, not at all
but i hope their throats don’t go numb

some of them carved their initials on my bark
and they smiled and threw their ribcage away
i wonder if they can still hold hands in the dark
and tell each other it’s going to be okay

they had their first kiss under my shade
embraced each other in the summer
now i see a kid with tears in his eyes
he’s 14 to 40 in the wintertime

they buried their mouths under my soil
and he’s choked on smoke and her hands
some rope he wove from his back to his neck
the tire swing fell that summer night’s end

now there was a kid with her father’s laugh
her mother’s knife and someone else’s hand
they had their first kiss under my summer shade
held hands in the dark and threw ribs at my face

a tire that hung by a rope once on my arm
and the laughter of children near my tongue
i didn’t really care about them, not at all
but i hope autumn never comes
when kids throw leaves in the air and laugh as they fall 
when they become leaves themselves in autumn

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3 Comments
  • Zirong

    ... *speechless*
    and the footnotes are just... I can't omg


    18 days ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Omigosh this is gorgeous


    28 days ago
  • anemoia (#words)

    wow. just... in awe.


    28 days ago