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I'm sending all my words back
to the people who need them--
people who wear scars like
war trophies, like jewelry, like
an identification for those suffering
from the same acceptance of
self-hate. this is to the people
who sleep with one eye open, who
cry when footsteps enter their room
at night; this is to the girls
who love by cutting their hearts
into snowflakes and watching
them melt. I left you behind and
I can't be sorry for that.

you are the type of beautiful
that kindly asks the world
to fuck off. the days we buried
have decomposed, headstones are
snapshots; sanitized breakdowns,
rusty tongues, sighs laced
with fear, I love you, I love
you. saturdays were the best
because we could sleep through
the nightmare. you painted me a
picture of the world with your words
and they made us wash it away
for being transparent.

we were afraid of nothing
but the monsters in our eyelids.
back then, we counted days
like shooting stars; it took 67
to wish myself away. this
is for you, skygazer; I keep you
in my fingers because you
slipped through the holes in
my heart.
today, i write a letter
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fernknits Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Truly amazing.  And heartbreaking.  I love it.
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm honored, thank you <3
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aidanmo Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
omg this is beautiful :judge: 
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thank you! <3
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wannabeliterate Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

To me, this sounds like the speaker trying to comfort a former self and its companions who are still stuck somewhere along a road between perdition and enlightenment. But the comfort rings hollow, since the speaker has evolved to become one of the idols of his former self... and as time and growing older only works in one way, the whole thing crashes in a formidable cul-de-sac of hopes and expectations...

This is so very lovely written. Every time when I think by now you must have spilled your heart out to the last drop, you shove another thought, another idea, another facet of yourself right into my face. I can't imagine that the energetic and enticing well of your creative mind will ever dry up. Baby, you're the best!  

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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
you're so wonderful <3 thank you
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Chipchinka Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014   Writer
Woah!
This is one of the most intense pieces of writing I've read in a long time...it's a tour-de-force in all of the best possible ways!  Reading this was less like sitting down, looking at squiggles on a white background; it was a journey into a world that's quite familiar, and yet...refined to an unfamiliar, yet potent and emotional degree.  Brilliant!
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
i'm so happy to hear that, thank you!
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014   General Artist
i agree with glossolalias completely maddie sweetheart :tighthug:
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
you all are too lovely to me :blush:
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