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[ starting from the bottom up ,
my heart was a mug--
you could drain
my soul in five seconds
flat . ]

on my right leg , a  mark on my big toe
from dropping a shampoo bottle on my foot .
let your eyes wander higher and i have a
long tear just above my ankle from attempting to
climb the tree to freedom.

on my knee , falling in basketball ;
tripping down the stairs ,
scratching at the callouses on your heart
left me impossibly wrecked .

on my stomach , tiny criss-cross scars
from older times , when i could not understand
the future of the present .

on my arms , lightening bolts ;
butterfly kisses ;
dried tears
and clustered roses dig their
thorns into my wrists .

we are so eternally similar you never
would comprehend .

that may have hurt the most .

on my heart , generations of pain :
rings around a tree like children
giggling in a sphere ,
i try to mimic their laughter
but my chest is too hollow .

on my mind ,
death traps ,
cold ice tickles my senses before
it swallows me whole .

in my soul ,
jealousy .
i don't want to be different ,
but i don't want to fit in .
life clutches my hand ,
but death grins and covers me with his
tattered cloak of empty souls and
cowardly angels .  
" i may not always be black-and-white but my feelings for you are crystal clear . "

i don't even know how i feel right now . how can people act like you're important to them and then walk out of your life ?
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saltwaterlungs Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful poem that conjures a big, choesive picture. One question: why did you choose to put spaces between the punctuation?
Waffles-Of-Gondolyn Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thank you ! it's just a stylistic preference , it doesn't mean anything :giggle: 
TheChesherCat Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is very beautiful. :heart:
DailyLitRecognition Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
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Keep writing and keep creating.
RueTris Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student Photographer
Waffles-Of-Gondolyn Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
i really like this quote ! sorry i'm so late in replying , but thank you boo :heart: 
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