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make sure you bury the light
somewhere safe,
and forget
where you put it,
and

and i don't know
why i'm writing this.

maybe it's because i want you to be able to
breathe
my poetry
in and out
so maybe you can understand,

but now i know
that i don't know
why oxygen keeps me alive
or how neurons are working,
hand in metaphorical hand,
to get me to write this
or why gravity
is pushing my shoulders ever downward.

i don't know a lot of things.

i don't know
why the juice i drank an hour ago
made me feel like it was scotch,
or why the string quartet
from titanic
always makes me cry
or why i painted my nails
lavender and grey

but i can guess.

maybe
oxygen is magic.
maybe
neurons are actually little people
working to make me happy.
maybe
gravity hates me
and wants to see me suffer.

maybe
that juice was just that damn good.
maybe
the string quartet guys
were actually a huge hidden part
of that movie's emotional appeal.
maybe
lavender and grey are just my
favorite colors

and maybe some things
don't need a huge
philosophical
psychological
scientific explanation.

maybe some things just
are.

so even if you could
inhale my poetry like fresh
just-out-of-work air,
you probably still wouldn't understand it

and maybe
i'm okay with that.
this did not turn out how i intended it to
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jammage1989 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Enjoyed reading this. Good stuff!
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SpiralingSpontaneity Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks, I'm glad you liked it c:
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cerealnovels Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
I like this!  Being creative often comes with not being understood and to arrive at being okay with that is huge. This made me think!
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SpiralingSpontaneity Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much! c: <333
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is so fantastic, Jen. :love:
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SpiralingSpontaneity Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much! :aww: It didn't turn out how I expected it to at first, but I think I like it <3 Thanks again! :love:
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's my absolute pleasure. <3
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SpiralingSpontaneity Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:iconallmyloveplz::glomp:
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:iconlovesplz: :iconcuteglompplz:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello :wave:
You have been featured in my weekly dA love for everyone! article.
Have a nice day and Happy New Year! :dalove:
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