Oh, it’s the best thing that you ever had :: SOTD

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“Drying up in conversation,
you will be the one who cannot talk.
All your insides fall to pieces,
you just sit there wishing,
you could still make love.”

Text tones (and other musical tragedies)

These unspoken conversations
weaving somewhere between
I’m okay –
and no,
it’s fine

While fear retracts its claws,
after goring out
my insides
tearing pieces of flesh
and inconsolable memories

(lovers, and the damage done)

We try so hard to keep a safe distance
counting hours
before crafting a response
but faltering
with an emoji-ed smile

My panic
she swipes left
then right

(my god, could this be right?)

You see,
the two of us
we have history
a once upon a you
and a me
we have quite the story to tell

But which version would we choose?
Should we pretend instead
we never met before?

(maybe I could erase you)

But no,
I know you are permanent
marked up on the soft bits
of my pale forearms
and tattooed invisibly
to my closing eyelids

You’ve already taken up residency
in this blueish bruise
of a heart
of mine

Inside the thum-thrump beat
of the girl who waited
and the boy who never forget
the way she spells her name

High & Dry :: Amanda Palmer
from the album, Amanda Palmer Performs the Popular Hits of Radiohead on Her Magical Ukulele

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