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there’s a lot I never told you

1. I have a habit of lying, about
the simple things (like, yes I
forgot to remember and I swear by
soul mates and I’m in love
with your susurrus voice
and no, I’m really doing fine).

It was not an act of infidelity because
I believed it, too.

2. I’m infatuated with the concept
that I am more or less fictional, the
delusive beauty a million men will
dedicate novels to: I am fragile,

a dust angel sent to save the world
from commonalities and
myself.

3. Since I’m not allowed
to remember your name

I will commemorate you
in acts of escapism,
killing off the pieces
of the person you left behind.

4. I believe in a past life
I was a bird with a tendency
towards tall buildings; the sorry kind
of bird with heavy bones and crumpled wings
who never quite learned
to fly away.

5. I miss you. I used to think
you were a person, but now I know
you’re the happiness I will never
see.

6. I'm sorry.
to no one in particular

the truth as I see it

(five: i spend so much time missing things, insubstantial things; i just miss the time when i was happy)
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camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I wanted to let you know I've used your lovely title in my newest Title Poem, 'ghost eyes and disparagement'. If you wanted to read it, the link is here - but this comment is really just to let you know how I've made use of your gorgeous title. :)
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
that's lovely <3
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camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
These are the things that this said to me: it's hard to be completely honest with yourself, it's so easy to romanticize yourself so that you can come up with an excuse for life turning out the way it does, and that happiness is so elusive that it can almost seem like a real person who you just can't quite find or remember.

This made me so incredibly sad. It's beautiful. :heart:
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you so much :heart: also, I've been meaning to tell you, I love the new name
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haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome. :heart: And thank you! I just wanted something that I thought was more...representative of me.
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Vermilionnight Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Wow. this speaks to me.. its almost like i lived it <3 i feel as though i lived this at one point in my life. of course i was rather Faceless in the relationship. i always wanted her to know i cared cus i was rather sarcastic but now i feel as though i cant. she's gone far away :\ And i cannot contact her for lack of knowledge of her number Sigh.. I guess love is like a flower. it too withers and dies
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
good luck with moving on, sorry to hear you felt the same <3 i wish you the best
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Vermilionnight Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
yes indeed! i wish i could have said goodbye. Though in a way i did. It ended abruptly afterall! look at me. using big words :D
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successwithhonor Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student Writer
"I believe in a past life
I was a bird with a tendency
towards tall buildings; the sorry kind
of bird with heavy bones and crumpled wings
who never quite learned
to fly away.
"

mhm. this stanza is absolutely breathtaking-- there's so much you're trying to say that sometimes (a lot of the times) the teeny little metaphors work. THIS is one of those times.

i must say, the use of text numerals is rather distracting, especially in the clash with capitalization. i agree with your use of numerical divisions, though i feel as though roman numerals or even numbers themselves would suffice. also (and this may be so for a personal reason, and if so, don't change worry about it), i feel as though stanza six is too cliche of an ending-- it almost clashes with the beautiful flow of the rest of the piece; the "five" you leave in your description would serve as a fantastic end in its own.

altogether, fabulous. great read :coffeecup:
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