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writes less poetry and more messes of words too late at night

Message to Readers

i read "Mountain Dew Commercial Disguised as a Love Poem" by Matthew Olzmann and it is completely fgklfkldfjsakfdldf, i highly highly recommend it.
i wrote this cus i read that, and it's not as poetic as my other pieces but i'm okay with that.

also, reminder to eat today if you haven't yet, and drink enough water, and screw school your mental health is more important, okay?

lots of love,
kayla <3

and when you're exhausted and you're lonely, and the sadness begins to appear| know that somewhere, there are people who love the idea that you're here

September 24, 2021


a list of reasons why i love you on purpose:

i. because you've got a scar on your knuckles from the time you fell when i raced you down a hill, and it turns purple when you're stressed. 

ii. because you say you're the bare-minimum of good, but i once watched you run into waist-high water to give a little kid his shoe back, i watched you get so excited over your brothers, i watched you love people so fiercely, i don't think there's a better person i know.

iii. because once, i hadn't eaten for three days straight and you handed me your favorite bowl for dinner and told me why you loved it, because you pressed it in my hands before i could say no.

iv. because you've read every inch of Crush by Richard Siken, and you write underneath poems what they remind you of, or just curse words, and either way you leave little bits of yourself in the pages. 

v. because i drink chai tea almost every day now because i tried it once after you told me how much you loved it, and i loved it too.

vi. because you messed up measuring flour one time when we baked chocolate chip cookies, and it's been nearly half a year but i still smile every time i think about it. 

vii. because your favorite color is red because of a quote you read by kait rokowski, but you also love sage green and purple and it changes all the time.

viii. because you read poetry out loud on our bedroom floors, and that's my favorite thing to do with you. 

ix. because every time you open a tangerine you offer me a slice.

x. because i tried the other day to think of my life without you, and i couldn't. 

friendship isn't a lesser sort of love, and i effing hate that whole idea yk?

also, the title is a line from "petrichor" by tea, one of my fav songs <3


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  • lucida

    ahh i love this!! would it be okay with you if I used this as a prompt one day?

    21 days ago
  • thebookishfey

    i loved this and I completely agree about friendship not being a lesser love!

    21 days ago
  • The_Sunrise_Queen

    this is absolutely amazing.

    22 days ago
  • FantasyOtter12

    amazing. honestly "because every time you open a tangerine you offer me a slice." was my fav idk why XD great work!

    22 days ago
  • Paisley Blue

    hey i wrote a piece based on this, thank you for the wonderful prompt!! <3

    22 days ago
  • Odyssey

    Love this!

    22 days ago
  • Paisley Blue

    re: you're so sweet ty love! the idea that people look up to me gives me the best feeling in the world lol so ty haha! and yayy i'm working on a piece rn inspired by this :))

    23 days ago
  • ava_grace

    Yes! Loving your friends is just as (if not more) important as romantic love!

    23 days ago
  • løne wølf

    beautiful beautiful beautiful <3 my heart is full.
    i might use this as a prompt one day, if that's okay with you?

    23 days ago
  • watermelons_words

    Re: Thank you!
    You're welcome! Ir's a really amazing piece! <3 <3

    23 days ago
  • Paisley Blue

    ahhh this is stunning, this makes me so full of warmth and a wild sort of happiness. you never cease to amaze me! one of the best things i've read in a long time. may i use this as a prompt??

    23 days ago
  • watermelons_words

    Wow! I'm going to copy SunV here, but may I use this as a prompt?

    23 days ago
  • SunV

    This is so beautiful Kayla!! And now I'm feeling inspired to write something for my best friend <3 Can I, using your format? I'll credit you of course

    23 days ago
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    23 days ago
  • nervousbibliophile

    love between friends needs to be talked about more. and this communicates that so well!

    23 days ago
  • rosie_

    WOW! This is STUNNING. GORGEOUS!!!!!! HOW do you have such talent at 15?!

    24 days ago
  • Chai Tea

    Every time I see you've posted, I like it immediately! I can't point out a particular thing I love about this piece, just that it's raw and emotional and beautiful.
    How are you going, Kayla? Where did you draw inspiration for this piece from?

    24 days ago