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I need you like life needs life. I want you bad like a natural disaster. You are all I see. You are the only one I want to know.”
And you were searching, even then.
But you were trying to make homes
out of temporary people.
Trying to find yourself in the body of a stranger
who could never fill you, never complete you,
never satisfy the longing in your chest
to be both protected and set free,
both loved and let go.”
words like wounds
reopening, spilling blood
across the surface of each page.
I wrote every secret, every hope,
confessing how my lips
to be kissed
on freedom and loneliness
I would look up
to right myself again.
And the sky, those roads, these stars
would guide my tired heart home.”
the way the earth smelled like gravel and sunburnt skin,
the cheap gas-station vodka burning my throat,
a boy’s hand on the small of my back,
the black, black sky watching my every move.”
away the emptiness
screaming ‘I love you’
into the spaces
as if I could fill
He was my first
experience with transience—
searching for a residence
in the impermanent.”
long and lonesome and winding.
She always drove
with one hand on the wheel,
the windows rolled down,
the gas pressed just a little too far.
This was her way of running
when her legs couldn’t carry her
of the constellations,
all the patterns I had yet to trace, all the world
I had yet to feel underneath my feet.”
were never meant to last
too many elbows, too much skin
two bodies intertwined
but never dreams.”
streetlights specks in the distance.
I lost all sense of time,
out of place from my suburban town,
seeking solace in our silence.
As we drove on, I watched the stars
their quiet elegance
magical, twinkling, unafraid.
And on that unfamiliar highway
I didn’t feel so lost.”
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