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that time he called me his bear

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that wednesday afternoon he took my heart into his palms:
flick of a wrist
 
breaking
it into two, a fortune cookie snap. 
 
he extracts the futures from the blood
stained caves of my insides, he reads
 
all that fear
written into all that paper. 
 
tucks back my hair. 
brushes his knuckles
 
over my own. 
i strike his cheeks 
 
with all of the ways my eyes
can’t land on his own; 
 
every fruit tree withers
without its butterfly. 
 
“bear, you aren’t used to this. 
you aren’t used to all this love, little moth,”
 
he smiles. 
he wraps his arms around me and my stowed away moth wings.  
 
this is the last time i see him;
he is unraveling his arms from my body. he is walking away. 
 
he hardly waits  
to wipe his hands free of the crumbs, newly sweetened,
 
for all the birds 
to peck up
 
swallow. 
 
i pick peaches off the ground now. 
misplaced the fortunes in some suitcase heart of hope-sent boy. 
 
only gray bubble text message like cloud on a white snow sky:
“we’ll stay together, tomorrow.
 
i promise.”
 
peaches bruise
on the soil from which they grew. 
 
tomorrow never arrives. 
live the cliche: it’s always today. 
 
spit the peach pits. 
lick your lips. 
 
pat them into hard december soil
gray. 
 
do not wash your knees. 
grow all these trees. 
 
put every broken bone of your body 
back into the bag of your skin. 
 
in the evening, 
lit by man-lit gaslight
 
pray it’ll fit together. 
pray all the fear away. 
 
but first, plant the trees. 
always plant the trees
with both knees knelt, 
dirty. 
 
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18 hours ago, mouse said:
 
 put every broken bone of your body 
back into the bag of your skin. 
 
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I just love these lines so much, I love the imagery.

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On 12/6/2017 at 5:34 PM, violet said:

this is beautiful and reminds me of a tMG song <3

this might be really dumb but what is tMG? educate me ^.^

and THANK YOU. x

11 hours ago, O. Captain said:

I just love these lines so much, I love the imagery.

thank you so much!! x


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I read this a few days ago and wanted to write something really eloquent and wonderful but then I waited and now it’s been days and I still have nothing eloquent so imagine me interrupting myself as I try to tell you my favorite things about this including:

On 12/6/2017 at 3:47 PM, mouse said:
tomorrow never arrives. 
live the cliche: it’s always today. 
 

And also:

On 12/6/2017 at 3:47 PM, mouse said:
but first, plant the trees. 
always plant the trees
with both knees knelt, 
dirty. 
On 12/6/2017 at 3:47 PM, mouse said:
breaking
it into two, a fortune cookie snap. 
 
he extracts the futures from the blood
stained caves of my insides, he reads

Ajdndisbshskk k bye

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