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*wow it feels like I haven't been on this site in years but it's been like a month :] but I found the time and for some reason I want to post this thing that's highkey a rant about a conversation my crush and I had one day...embarrassing. true. prob pathetic. enjoy*

 

my brain says go to college, get a job

but my heart says abandon it all

drop my cares and

go backpacking across europe.

(I told you all of this.)

 

I didn’t expect you to agree but you did

and you smiled that smile that

I swear can make flowers bloom

and you said, laughing,

I’ll go with you.

 

ireland is breathtaking

why don’t we run away there?

(I replied.)

the cliffs are emerald and rugged brown and

the trees strain towards

gray satin skies like outstretched arms.

it’s always raining, cold air so clean it feels sharp

everyone is sweet and feels familiar

and the air is filled with music and laughter and language and promise.

 

(I didn’t say any of that to you.)

 

(we just sat in silence for a moment

reveling in this future that could be.)

 

(I sat quiet heart thudding thinking

wondering what it would be like to make this a reality,

what it would be like to go anywhere

with you

everywhere with you

to hold your hand and stare up at millions of stars

to hold your hand

and not have to hide the sunburst in my chest

whenever you smile.)

 

(look, there’s orion,

the same orion I can see from my front yard at home

three star belt I trace every night.

and look

cassiopeia, the little dipper,

and a billion other steadfast gleaming wonders

doesn’t it all make you want to

jump up and fly?)

 

my brain says stop dreaming.

stop getting drunk on wishful thinking and

face reality,

because this is all impossible and falling in love was

never

a good idea.

 

but my heart still says,

and will never stop saying,

 

I’ll go with you.

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