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I will thaw out my
frozen ice box of a chest
for you
I will pump and resurrect
the dead tissues
so I can write about you

I will write about your
drug store Romeo smile
and the way you
hold your hands behind
your head like its the only
thing that will stop it
from rolling off your shoulders

I will write about the way
your eyes crinkle in the corners
and the way your dimples are uneven
when you laugh

I will write about the
tiny vampire footprints
you leave on my skin at night
when we're sat outside
on the sidewalk
contemplating Aristotle and Cobain
Like bleary eyed philosophers

I will write about the way
your fingers flex when you're excited
and how your knee
jitters when you're nervous
and how you like
lonely places
because they're so much more
intimate
than movie theatres and shopping malls

I will write about you
until I run out of words
and I'm sorry
I'm not poetic enough
to cover the breadth of
your firecracker soul
but I hope you know
this is the best
I can do
and I hope
that's enough.
I was told to never fall in love with a writer, because they will write about you even after you leave. You will become their obsession and their muse, they will cement you in their words and try and reanimate the curvature of your spine. They will make you live within their musings and they will frame you and place you on their bedside table to stare at longingly. They will not approach you again, they will allow you to shine brightly within someone else's eyes because they know that they were too quiet, or sensitive or intense and that a person like you shouldn't be pinned down in ink on paper. I was told to never fall in love with a writer, so instead I chose to be one.
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Raven-of-Prophecy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
I love this. The flippant defensive tone, the imagery and the poignant emotional directness in the final stanza. Reminds me of Bukowski.
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grew-up-a-screw-up Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much, and I'm humbled by the fact that this reminded you of such a brilliant writer 
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BailTheSociety Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful, the comparisions! My imagination just went insane. 
This was really refreshing! Thank you! 
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grew-up-a-screw-up Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much!
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svenspade09 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
The world is filled with images and sounds and people think that that's what makes up the world and all that's in it, but they are wrong and sadly mistaken it is the written words from people like you that light the souls of everyone makes the sun rise and fall and the stars shine brightly at night. It is creative people like you that make men cry, war end, and thousands of people just stand in awe; stay strong and keep writing.
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grew-up-a-screw-up Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student General Artist
As always you bolster my ego :glomp:
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svenspade09 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Glomp! I'm here for you and cant help it I read your writings and I just have to write something and hope I can come close to yours 
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grew-up-a-screw-up Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Aww I'm not that great :iconsuperglompplz:
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svenspade09 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
no your better then I give you credit for I just cant find the words for it to explain :iconsuperglompplz:
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grew-up-a-screw-up Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student General Artist
hahaha you truly are good to my ego :iconsuperglompplz:
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svenspade09 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
what there's no ego stroking here
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grew-up-a-screw-up Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student General Artist
there is a constant flow of ego stroking
not that i have any problem with it :D
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Erin-Cobra Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very well written - beautiful in a raw sort of way, conveying the feelings so sharply.
In a way, it's true about not loving a writer - but it seems more like "Don't let a writer love you" -though a person migt not be able to help that. But yes, writers and artists freeze their sweethearts, idolise them and airbrush out their flaws, silently obsess over them from afar, never thinking to approach the object of their desire for fear of shattering the safe unknowingness that allows them to dream of getting closer someday.
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grew-up-a-screw-up Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much.

That's a beautiful way of describing it and I completely agree, artists and writers do feel the need to cement and immortalize their obsessions including people they love and care for so even if they leave there's some imprint of them being there
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Erin-Cobra Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're more than welcome. And I know what you mean - it's almost as though, by immortalising these things, we can make them real. Even just for a moment.
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grew-up-a-screw-up Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student General Artist
exactly, it's like we can still hold onto those moments, or people even if it is just for a moment longer
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Emmaessence Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I reckon rather than me ever falling in love with a writer, I find myself in a marriage contract with words. 
Like all of your work this impacts like a speeding trained and bullet, theres some much great language in here that I have a hard time picking out my favorite part. 
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grew-up-a-screw-up Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student General Artist
That's a beautiful way of thinking and thank you so much!
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