They walked down the street hand in hand, the same course as all the days before.
Her eyes eyes begging to turn down the upcoming street. A change of scenery.
His mind wondering what’s around the corner. There has to be more.
But she said nothing, and he stayed quiet. Each so sure the other wanted what lies straight ahead.
And so they continued down that same street,
Into the dead end.
The thing about nerves
Is that they’re the embers of dreams.
But sometimes you’re so entranced by the glow
That you don’t realize you’re being burnt
Until it’s too late.
And you desperately seek relief,
But putting out the fire
Has left you in the dark.
In the moments before your lashes meet, what’s behind them? What vivid memories do your eyes desperately hold, flashing before you time and time again before the darkness sweeps them away?
For me, it’s you. A thousand times over. For every sleep, for every wake, for every day.
I will not apologize for the intensity of my fire just because you like the cold.
I will not stifle my embers just because you prefer icicles.
I will not shade your eyes because the light that’s necessary for me to see blinds you.
You see it as too hot, but it’s just body temperature.
My temperate is your overheated, your moderate chilling. What you feel as a burn, I feel as frostbite.
It is not my fault that I feel with a frightening intensity. It is not your fault you navigate with reserved caution. I will not burn you as punishment, but you cannot freeze me out.
Big thanks to Alex for the nomination! A fun, entertaining blog filled with witty posts – check it out!
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WHY DID YOU START A BLOG IN THE FIRST PLACE?
Since I could write, my poems and stories have lived between the lines of journals, handwritten and private. But lately I’ve been wanting to move forward in the writing process, so I’m turning to the fellow writers of the interwebs for feedback, advice, & the occasional ego boost – (mostly) kidding about that last part.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK?
It’s hard to pinpoint one book because I do dabble in so many different genres, but one book that just hits me hard every time I read it is Paper Towns by John Green. I’ve seemed to relate to it at every stage in my life & that’s pretty cool.
WHAT DO YOU DISLIKE THE MOST?
Lying & those that lie.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD AT THE MALL?
My health-nut tendencies don’t lead me to eat at the mall often, but if I do, I grab a salad.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PAST TIME?
Reading, writing, dog petting & weight lifting. If all can be done in a day, it’s a good one.
Keep this going! Here are my nominees:
- Hazel Meadows
- Poetry lover
- Written Therapy
- Gen Y Bother?
- Duri Rolvsson
I don’t have too many followers so picking more is tough, but much love to all of you!