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19 and boppin

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out of the deck of lgbt cards, im the ace

im dippin in like one week y'all should know where to find me by now

cold blooded statue (the story we never tell)

July 21, 2018


1. departure

forget the other stories you hear; this one is mine, and in mine

                                                                                                                i leave.

i am not left behind. i am the one walking away and i never bother looking back.
there is no desperate sadness or pleas to stay--
                                       just the quiet street stuck underwater.

i walk away and think not of what i leave behind, but the road that runs never-ending in front of me.

2. postcards

these aren't love letters. not for us, in any case.
i send post cards without a return address and skip town the next day.
still, you manage to send your letters with pressed flowers; the ink feels more real than you ever did and i wonder
                                                                                                                                         did we exist to each other?
                                                                                                                          or did we simply exist besides each other?
i collect your letters and never read through them twice;
when it piles up on the motel table, i hit the road the next day leaving the burned paper behind me.

3.  catharsis

believe it or not, i am not the villain.
                                                        yes,                         i left,
but you abandoned me long before in search of your holy revelation.
                                                                                       the poison fortune tellers warn us about was always each other  

                                                                                                        and now that there are miles between us

my flesh has stopped rotting away under my skin;
but this doesn't make you the villain either.
                                                          there are no monsters or heroes or great quest in our story.
                                                              there is only you and me: the empty bodied and the living statue--
                                                                    unfeeling, unfaltering and never human enough to earn sympathy.

one day i'll reach the edge of the world and throw aside every trace you left on me;
one day you'll find sanctuary and fall to your knees in relief
and our story will end as it began:

                                                                                               alone and bound in burning eden.
just playing with formatting ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


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  • Anha

    yes! yes! yes! brilliant formatting and even more brilliant analogies!! your writing is incredible; love reading your work!!

    about 2 years ago
  • rainandsonder

    The formatting is really cool. I really like these kind of pieces, like with the figurative language and stuff, and this one certainly didn't disappoint. I especially love the first line. In conclusion: wow.

    about 3 years ago