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i didn't feel myself signing away
the next indefinable period of my life
to worry and unease
when i couldn't find words
to tell you what you saw
in the
spaces
between.

if i don't break our bonds
tying us like kite strings
across a few cities
and maybe a couple hours,
i will write you letters
instead of quiet times
resting on your pillows,
or the inlets of your arm.

i will be segmented
like the trunk of an earthworm
between boston,
the berkshires,
and missouri's banks;
i will wait for the mail
and days of leave,
the way i never was able
to project ahead to see
i was the last person,
a child in a woman's body,
to enlist in a relationship
built on war zones.

in a fragile state with the
careful siphoning
of delicate emotions,
i took an oath
to protect my heart
the way you did
to protect your people.
you found your way inside-
i couldn't keep you out.
you gave me the words
i couldn't find
and i signed my name
on the line above,
contracting for endless unease.

(not an army alive
could conquer this.)
i like can't think straight
so i wrote things down and this probably is incoherent
i don't know what i got myself into
i don't know why i don't care
i don't know why this means so much to me
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dominikachu Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Feels a bit like he did when he was drafted.
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dominikachu Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
The thing is, you never know how it will play out. He might be back like nothing happened, he might get so messed up that he's not even the same person he was, or he just won't come back. There's also the possibility that you will not really WANT him to be back (morbid, but true).
Thank you, same goes to you </3
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ohsostarryeyed Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
fucking scary. he's going to training full time and such at the end of february, and then specifically for what he's going to be doing directly after, and that takes us til the end of november. so i'm not thinking about this.
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dominikachu Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
that earns you a title of an "Army Wife" in more than one way. we fight our own war
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ohsostarryeyed Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
i initially just sat with your comment for a little, wrote it off every time because i was like, psh we just got together, we probably won't stay together when he leaves. however, i should learn that i'm wrong about feelings a lot. i think things are going a hell of a lot deeper and now it's scary, and now i can understand this better. i'm here for you if you ever need to talk about it <3
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Sye216 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I like the rhythm in this piece. It flows well without necessarily having a solid rhythmic structure. :la:
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ohsostarryeyed Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
thank you :]
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Mordial33 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's okay, don't worry about it...another awesome poem!
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ohsostarryeyed Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
thanks!
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Mordial33 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem at all! :D
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