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Once you told me you didn't like the way I curl myself towards you
And that I shouldn't walk with my feet facing the other because it was childlike

I took the long way home that night thinking about what you said, staring at my feet
Forcing them to point forward. Every time they disobeyed I pinched myself till my thighs were anesthetized,
So now I can’t feel my legs.

I’ve always written the words you’ve said  to me and posted them around my room,
I'd bite my lip, as the sun hit the L in useless,
Us-(e)-less. Imaging the way the words rolled off your tongue

That day I found you  sitting on the edge of my bed reading your words,
The sunlight hit your nose as you stared at that L in useless.
Your top lip quivered as your bottom lip cringed

You pulled them down

                                                             and left.

I called you the next day,
You had the voice of last year’s cough

And your phone
                                        suddenly stopped working.

I was exceedingly ashamed.

I've collected your words in a glass jar
Hid them behind the empty bookshelves
My eyelashes pregnant with guilt,

R  o l  l  i  n g off my cheeks.
You would have laughed at the way they fell

                                                               under my chin

I counted them so I could remember how much I missed you

I remembered  the time you said I didn’t look much like a panda at all,
Maybe its my ears’ they are far too small,
I dug my fingers into my stomach, Sat emptied of beauties
and looked away.

Months later, I wrote the words useless across my forehead
As I wished you a happy birthday from my bedroom mirror.

I heard you were breathless

I breathe – less
Wondering why your phone still doesn’t work.

listening to Sufjan stevens.

*edit. Jan 15th 2010 A letter to an old friend.
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bohemianpoets Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
inkteardrops Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Student
I love this. I really do. It made me cry [literally]. it's beautiful, and passionate, and so genuine.

This is why I am such a big of yours
bohemianpoets Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
awwh, then your going to want to avoid my newer poetry.. lol its all emotion derived... :heart:
inkteardrops Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Student
I highly doubt that madam. I am not just getting around to doing so.
bohemianpoets Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
iyafernandez Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
Unrequitted love, sadness is deep. Rejection is painful. Sometimes we expect things: love reciprocated at the very least.
bohemianpoets Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
still hurts.
rlkirkland Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
A deeply personal piece.
Thanks for sharing. :heart:
Sufjan Stevens is great... Iron and Wine is great too. :)
bohemianpoets Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thank you so much for reading, in deep appreciation :heart:
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