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and as your sepia-saturated voice fades into the night

you will remember all those dreams you woke from,
weeping, for the conversations you'd never
have and the people you'd never get back

you will remember the flock of birds that used to
reside in your chest, pounding against your
ribcage, crying to be free (and you will try
to remember the day their wings went silent)

as you hear the leaves hum and the sky pulse,
you will try to fall into cadence with the steady
music of nature, but instead begin to believe you're just

an outlier.

you will tell yourself, in your needly, narcissistic
way: you are a falling star, a withering celestial
being- you never quite fit in

and it will mean that the words you had engraved in
your ceiling (the last thing you see before you sleep)
about how one day, you'd mean something, you'd be
something, you would finally morph into a person
beautiful and magical and worthwhile

came to be another poorly told story,

and as your whispers die in an unwelcoming night
you will know

the birds have never [will never] break free.
Sometimes I think we have birds in our chests and whispers in our throat that will never come out.
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This is incredible in so many ways. :heart: You amaze me. ^^
Some birds have to be let free though, I think. :heart:
Ohmygoodness, definitely. I think we need to let ourselves be free, most of the time. Thank you :heart:
Golden-Leaves Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am always so emotional at night, my love... I can scarcely say why. I don't think it's just me. ^^ But I haven't the mental stamina to read your work just now. It is making me cry.

So... perhaps later? *smiles*
Oh! I'm so sorry! I know what that's like, everything seems to go deeper at night. I hope you don't cry! ^^
Golden-Leaves Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*smiles* Too late, but I don't mind.
Oh! :huggle: I hope they're at least the good kind.
Golden-Leaves Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
PrideofPanem Nov 23, 2012  Student General Artist
T.T Surely things aren't that terrible?
oh, not all the time! I realize this is a little dismal. I guess, sometimes I just worry I'll never follow through with my dreams.
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