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The first line randomly popped into my head when I was walking my dog today, and I had to wait for a car to reverse out of a garage. The smell of petrol literally made me think of this...so yeah haha. Anything can be poetic!

we could have done better

April 14, 2021

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/ the scent of petroleum clings to the air / 
/ like a wailing infant clinging to its mother's chest / 
/ charcoal crows hang like dirty dishrags /
/ from the midnight blue washbowl of a sky / 
/ soot leaves a sticky trail on curious fingers /
/ as they trace the grey flower petals /
/ grass crunches beneath feet / 
/ as if a thousand grasshoppers lived beneath the surface /
/ the clouds churn in an endless, swirling dance / 
/ scoops of neapolitan ice cream in a navy bowl /
/ little light bulbs flicker on and off /
/ in an inky sky /
/ where the moon rises /
/ and falls from its place in the heavens/
/ and i can't help but think /
/ as the moonlight glints upon my face /
/ that we could have done better /

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6 Comments
  • BizzleWrites

    Re: Ah, what a pity. Maybe I'll go to Sidney and see it eventually.


    25 days ago
  • BizzleWrites

    I just read this and I lovvvee it!!
    Re: Oh, no I didn't know what it was. Does it only happen in Sidney? Because I live in Melbourne, so there might be some technical difficulties there...


    25 days ago
  • BizzleWrites

    Re: Yeah, we were so surprised. Uh... I have no idea what you are talking about (but I do know who Brendo and Jacko are) (the names are a joke 'cause one of the stow away teams called them that once).


    26 days ago
  • BizzleWrites

    Re: And thanks for getting that song stuck in my head again!!


    26 days ago
  • BizzleWrites

    Re: Yeah, I mean the Australian Amazing Race, although I've seen the American one too, and I'm not Australian, I just live in Australia. My favorite team was Dwes and Katherine.


    26 days ago
  • Nyla

    Wow, the last line just really hits. "as if a thousand grasshoppers lived beneath the surface" was.. let's just say I could really envision it haha. But really great imagery (especially the ice cream bit haha)
    RE: Awww thank you! And haha, ooh interesting, I just searched "ABBA kisses of fire" I never knew that was a song! Well, I guess I'm getting better at naming things now haha.


    26 days ago