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This is a poem for all the people who still
have something to see in me. I could
cut myself on the sharp edge of my thoughts,

bleed out a saturated river of
something sweet; I could be like a million
other gifts from mother nature to preserve

in glass cases and scientific journals and
buzz words, to picket and fight over and
eventually forget. I could

write a million stories about the universe
in my stomach, and my lack of
a gag reflex and the irony in that.

I could write about the blooming storms
in my head and about how I’m addicted
to bad weather, and how I can’t hear myself

over the static waves rocking me to sleep.

My best friend is the most beautiful hurricane
I’ve ever seen, slow motion wreckage who says things like

what does it even mean, where are
we going, maddie, what am I even here for;

My first love wasn’t special. It was

ignorant and narcissistic and orbited around me
like some neglected planet, like I
was finally the center of a universe

besides my own, and that was enough.

Now, now is the season of metamorphosis
and I am measured by the bruises down my throat
and items on my bucketlist.

Now, now when I say I miss you,
you can know I never really meant it
at all.
because hey all auto biographies should be taken with a grain of salt
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FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You, my dear, are so wonderfully honest.
I love that in your writing more than you can imagine. :heart:
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The only thing I really know how to write about is myself. Thank you!
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FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well it makes for the best poetry, for sure.
My absolute pleasure. And I've missed ya, Ms. Maddie. :tighthug:
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TalaCatori Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I could say so much about this, because even though this is about you, I see myself in so many of these lines.

"Now, now is the season of metamorphosis
and I am measured by the bruises down my throat
and items on my bucketlist."

This is beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing you works!
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm always honored to know anyone relates to my work. Thank you!
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haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love that I can get lost in the imagery in this no matter how many times I read through it.
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:love: thank you so much
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MrYoursTruly Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is really well done!
I don't think it means much coming from a noob, but I genuinely enjoyed it!
Have a great day. -That sounds like I only want you to have one good day and then horrible other days...-Er...Have a good life! That sounds like I won't greet you again, because I surely am! I'm going to view these works of yours. So, um...Have a good -insert period of time.-

-Aspiring noob, MrYoursTruly
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
ahaha, this is such a lovely comment. Thank you very much for your feedback and kind sentiments.
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ThyPoetSorcerer Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I enjoy the sense of distance mixed with the bodiness, kind of makes me think of Catullus' poetry. Nothing more awesome than when pieces own their own feelings.
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