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I'm searching for ways to make this episode productive

Peeling off wallpaper, looking for clues

I found the picture that you drew in pencil on the plaster

On the day that we moved in, before we even had a mattress

 

You were sketching like a caveman; I was your hunter gatherer

I found cheap wine and chips from that place on the corner

I remember the rain and the way the windows rattled

I could feel your muscles tighten and I could feel your chest sink

And I could think about the future like it was a town that we could drive to

Now I only ever see the past as an island

 

We used to be mirrored but now we’re just reflections in static

We converse in the ten seconds it takes to forward through the adverts

Why should you care about my work when you know that I don’t?

I’m so tired of the face you pull when you say you’re tired of my jokes

 

I’m the picture that you took with no film left in the camera

I exist within the moment only to be lost forever

You used to call me creative, now you only ever call me anxious

And so it’s my muscles that tighten, and it’s my heart that sinks

Now when I think about the future it’s this basement that I’m locked in

And I might just risk the undertow and swim back to that island

 

I guess that makes me the bad guy, I guess that makes for a story

That you text to your friends when you want to ignore me

It’s so silent in this conversation I can hear the world turn

And you can hear my thoughts but somehow never a single word

 

So I’m searching for ways to make this episode productive

Peeling off wallpaper, looking for clues

I found the picture that you drew in pencil on the plaster

On the day that we moved in, before we even had a mattress

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This is a good and well written poem. It has all the elements that it should and it is evocative.Thank you for sharing.

Joshua Hennen
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I LOVED this It had me making sure I consumed every word. Had to read it twice just to absorb it properly Well done, thank-you and welcome to Hennens'!

wickedwahine_69
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Great imagery, like a painting expressing the life and death of a relationship. But moreover I love this kind of basket weaving with you're words. I can honestly say I was disgusted with myself for finishing this to quickly. I guess you'll...

Great imagery, like a painting expressing the life and death of a relationship. But moreover I love this kind of basket weaving with you're words. I can honestly say I was disgusted with myself for finishing this to quickly. I guess you'll just have to submit another one -Rightttt

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