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For you were not born
to stay still.”
when we can no longer taste the seeds—
like remembering you,
bitter and beautiful on my tongue.”
or if endings are only beginnings of something else.”
looking into temporary eyes
kissing temporary lips
touching temporary bodies
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.”
each step, a promise
of who she would one day become.”
Taste the flavors of the earth on your tongue,
drink in the sky, the sounds, the smells.
I cannot be rooted
to four walls, one town.”
to mold, to be a certain shape. I want to lean my head back
and take in the sky and all its colors.
I want to stick out my tongue and lick the fresh rain.
I want to squish my toes into dirt and lay
in the green grass and close my eyes.
I don’t want to follow rules,
but make my own, soaking
up this earth and all the sunshine.”
chasing the sun.”
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.”
with the idea of love
so much so
I expected boys
who were not men
to chase me
when what I really wanted
was to chase
everything that didn’t taste
are just hearts
and that’s why we’re so quick
until I could almost forget
how restless I’d become.”
would taste like rebellion.
I should have known
would hurt and heal.”
do we allow ourselves to dream
to imagine our hips swaying in the moonlight
of another city, another town, hands held by a stranger
who will soon steal a piece of our soul under that dark sky.”
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