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we have travelled thousands of miles;
we have felt spite and fear for diminished feelings;
we have played this game for far too long.

last night we missed hearing others' poetry
to make our own.
i was not afraid of skin,
and you were not afraid to feel.
we were born with instinct for a reason:
follow it.

realising what you want is half the battle.
my other half is hesitation-
my other half is you.

i still swell with emotions my therapist
can't help me label
when i remember how you said
you weren't over me.
and how we joined again,
with an interim year,
and a new understanding of emotion
adding to and balancing the physical.

last night i put my skin in your hands;
i gave it with trust.
i left my nerves in my clothes and i shed them,
serpentine,
on the floor,
and spent time with initiation and impulse.

the bruises on my throat a result of passions,
i smile as i shield them from familial eyes.
the weight of a year has opened my bones
with lightness,
and a heart that is ready to
love you
again.
written on the worst car ride to blacksburg, VA

also drove back a few days later
sucks
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ChloroformBoy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
the fifth stanza is, you know, pretty >:l
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ohsostarryeyed Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
well, you know, thanks >:l
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Angelalala923 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Interface Designer
"we were born with instinct for a reason:
follow it."

effing love that (:
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ohsostarryeyed Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
:] thank you!
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whoobie Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Like like like!!! Oh gosh it's just so intense and lovely. Thank you for sharing this :D I am happy for you!
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ohsostarryeyed Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
aw, thank YOU!
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QuenWrites Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful as usual :heart:
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ohsostarryeyed Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
thank you :]
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