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Random Poem:

Bleeding Heart
averona

i.
 1
 
 
i inhale hurt and i keep it in,
 2
but it was you
 3
who taught me how to breathe oxygen
 4
 
 
and when i saw you,
 5
i knew things would never be the same
 6
because you’re a Bleeding Heart
 7
and i’m the pouring rain
 8
 
 
ii.
 9
 
 
as we sit outside,
 10
i look up and i see the stars.
 11
it’s a bit disorienting
 12
how i can look at you
 13
and then look back at those stars
 14
and i can’t tell the difference.
 15
 
 
iii.
 16
 
 
every time i see your face,
 17
i want to take you away from this place
 18
with bad memories to erase
 19
and bad people to replace
 20
and time to race
 21
and dreams to chase
 22
and money to waste
 23
we can run away
 24
 
 
you and i. we can run away.
 25
 
 
iv.
 26
 
 
i heard you like it rough.
 27
i guess i can say the same,
 28
considering how well i’m coping with
 29
how rough it is not to be able to
 30
physically touch you
 31
 
 
and
 32
how rough it is to
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have computers and state lines
 34
be the borders
 35
between our hands
 36
 
 
and
 37
how rough it is to miss you
 38
as soon as you walk away
 39
 
 
and
 40
how excruciatingly rough it is to not be able to
 41
look you in those big green eyes.
 42
because no one says that
 43
webcams are the keys to the soul
 44
 
 
so yeah. i guess you can say i like it rough.
 45
 
 
v.
 46
 
 
i’m always hesitant when writing about you.
 47
in my mind, to finish a piece implies that there is a finish.
 48
so i won’t call these pieces.
 49
i’d rather call them works.
 50
because it’s continuous. a work in progress.
 51
always to be seen as incomplete
 52
because our story isn’t finished.
 53
it has only just begun.
 54

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