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where we are now

September 7, 2010
By mkellars SILVER, Bellingham, Washington
mkellars SILVER, Bellingham, Washington
9 articles 3 photos 13 comments

i get rabbit-fast heartbeats in my chest
when i hear your voice,
ocean-deep, blue-grey, and soft,
entertaining another.
there's a furry taste
of memories in my mouth.

watching you with her
is like watching fireworks
in my rear-view mirror.

and then you turn, slow,
your glance glass-sharp and knowing,
peeling back the layers to find my spine.
her smile fades.

my tongue goes granite,
my mind clouded
like our countless autumn afternoons
in breathless proximity.

the questioning look i bounce back
is as fake as her black hair.

The author's comments:
I hope this resonates with everyone who has pretended not to recognize someone, someone whose very image has been burned into your brain.

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on Nov. 3 2010 at 5:11 pm
echome94 PLATINUM, Daleville, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
When the world around me ceases to exist and then i will open up and let a cruel man like you in


I have done this countless time when i see my Ex outside of school. He always catchs me and comes over to try and talk

on Oct. 7 2010 at 6:41 pm
-LeftBehindBroken- GOLD, Providence, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Artists paint on canvas; Musicians paint on silence

you use a lot of well written similes. good job!

on Oct. 4 2010 at 5:53 pm
mkellars SILVER, Bellingham, Washington
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Thanks! Sorry I don't have much up,  I submitted five or six similar-styled poems last week, I'm hoping they're up sometime soon.

on Oct. 4 2010 at 9:51 am
tdubin123 PLATINUM, Nyc, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Actions speak louder than words"

i can totally relate also. i love your writing style- your metaphors really add to the feeling

on Sep. 27 2010 at 1:30 pm
llamachick PLATINUM, Seneca, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."
— Marilyn Monroe

i love it sooooo soooo much i can realate and it almost made me cry!love it!keep writeing!