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we talk about
astrology and ex lovers. the raspberries
dying in the heat, the way the water
bit our skin, the homeless man set out
to buy California, the center of our universe,
you. that feeling labelled “blah,”
and the notion I am not my own.
we leak questions
like overrun rivers, excess spillage,
draining curiosities about that tragic skeleton
balled up beneath your clothes.

and for you,
I’d travel the length between heartbeats,
shallow and vain like your promises,
your liquid eyes.

above all, we were lucky.
miracle children. one in ten,
one in a million, a pair of stragglers
in seven billion exempt from
clarity and unclaimed skin.

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I know this guy who had
sorry lips and scars down his spine
without a story. we didn’t have
a thing to say so we talked about
how the stars were our newest horizon,
the undefined, and how we’d escape to them

some day.
postcard poems
"wishing you were here"
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fallenfromthemoon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is absolutely amazing. 
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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DogmaticKerr Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Do you ever get that feeling that you're missing out on one of the most amazing things, most amazing people of an age? I do.
Every time I read your poems, I do

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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:love:
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DogmaticKerr Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:love: :huggle: :worship:
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fake-theory Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
this is perfect!
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you so much!
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ThyPoetSorcerer Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your imagery is always so astonishingly exquisite...And it just keeps getting better.
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
you're so kind <3 thank you
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Your fantastic work has been featured in Friday Night Features.
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
you're wonderful mygosh thank you so much <3
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FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I especially love that last section.  :heart:

Your descriptions are so human and real. That's what I love so much about your writing, Maddie.
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
ahhh you always say the sweetest things :love: thank you for your support <3
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FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes'm; it's my pleasure, ya know.
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nartim Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Student General Artist
That was fantastically done. Each word falls into place so well, great sense of rhythm. 
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you so much!
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randomphilosopher Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, I really like this. It seems like a sorry kind of beauty, something that defies explanation.
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i adore the way  you put that, thank you  :love:
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WaitingToBeFree Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student General Artist
This is beautiful. You are so talented. This gave me chills
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
oh wow :heart: thank you so much
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:

I can only say that. Lately everything you write is too lovely for my words to explain.
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you for being so lovely :heart:
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0hgravity Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
one of your bests.

couldn't have said it better than AntoinetteGiulia. there is a comfortable, conversational simplicity to it like conversations with someone in a quiet hour but there is also a subtle complexity.
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
this is one of my favorites :heart: thank you so much!
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AntoinetteGiulia Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What I really love about F. Scott Fitzgerald is his ability to phrase things in a way so perfectly clear that the reader could almost miss the beauty of what is being expressed. He tricks one into quickly digesting complicated things. You have that ability.
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
oh wow, that's one of the loveliest compliments i've ever been given. thank you so so much <3
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is just wonderful. Chills.
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you so much :heart:
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You are so welcome! :heart:
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NothingSpecial62 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013   General Artist
:') love the last postcard poem. it made my heart skip a beat. <3
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you so much <3
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NothingSpecial62 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013   General Artist
you're very welcome. u v u) <3
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Contradictory55 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Writer
:heart: Amazing...
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:love:
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MisfortunesLady Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
'we leak questions
like overrun rivers, excess spillage,
draining curiosities about that tragic skeleton
balled up beneath your clothes.' .... that! I love that!
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you so much! :heart:
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Summonaconjurer Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
I got some serious stomach pangs reading this. thankyou!
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:love: thank you for your kindness
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Perfling Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student General Artist
and for you,
I’d travel the length between heartbeats,


quit using all the good phrases ;P Now I can't think of them, and I have to steal them off of you
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:love: you're wonderful
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X12-1992 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
very good :)
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