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thank god for sleeping pills
and the man who gave me a bag
to quiet my mind.

thank god for boys with open hands
and curious minds and naïve hearts
who make me young because
god, you birthed me old
thank god

you birthed me old,
so I could be the one to
measure the livelihood of stars
while the others made
their childhood wishes
come true.

thank god I have a mind
that runs a million miles faster
than I ever could, because
I believe my heart is an hourglass
of honey and grime, and
I’m slowly running out of
time, and I fear
these days are numbered.

thank god for people
who write the words bleeding in my heart
without knowing I exist, thank god
for beauty and my understanding
that I only exist in relation to it
and in appreciation of what
I can’t become.

thank god for my rebirth
because I spent all those
eye-opening years of my life
sleeping behind the wheel, thank god
someone was there to wake
me up. (thank god that I can
weep for happiness and depression
in the same day, because it means
I’m finally here)

thank god for people I won’t remember
and memories that aren’t real
and for flutters, thank god for
the flutters in my heart and stomach
and my mind making me believe
I’m a habitat for butterflies, like
I can actually sustain something
surreal and good. thank god for
inconsistencies that defile
the inevitabilities that haunt me
in my dreams, thank god
I broke the patterns
I created for myself out of
binder paper and written
promises, written nooses,
thank god

I am not what I say I am.
thank god I’m a liar and
thank god there’s something
human in that, something perfect
tucked away inside of me
waiting to explode. thank god
I’m real enough to explode,
and not the imaginary
entity scrawled upon
sorry walls; thank you god,

because I survived.
stolen from *your-methamphetamine [link] who was replying to ~diddlyhohum [link]

it's nice to be happy enough to be thankful for something

(sorry if this is a little more of me than you'd wanted to read)
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wonenownlee Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I've actually submitted a few pieces myself it you ever care to take a look…
I was so honored she featured me! thank you for commenting and sharing your work :love:
wonenownlee Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer… featured this and I am so glad, I love it and I don't usually take to literary~! :clap:
RiseandBe Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Just stopping by to let you know you've been featured in my "More Love For Favorites" Series, here:
wonenownlee Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave: Hi, and thank you so much for the feature, it means a lot to me! :dance: :hug::love::blowkiss:
RiseandBe Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Happy to hear it! You're more than welcome. =D
you're precious :tighthug: can't wait to look at the other works
RiseandBe Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
DogmaticKerr Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I don't believe that anyone regrets any piece of you, and its discovery, any more than their last breath before they found you and found out that
they're not alone
and never were.

We exist for you
and from
are our center
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