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★ Alyssa ★
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and i will learn by studying the lessons in my dreams.
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for the first 2 months after you left
all i could eat was crackers,
consuming the least food possible
that would fill me most

for the first 2 months after you left
all i could eat was flowers.
devouring things that came straight from the earth
was the only way to keep myself grounded.

for the first 2 days after you left
i spent hours watching my mother
lighting candles; just studying how
the wick says thank you to the flame.
sometimes the things that burn us down
are the same things we think we must be grateful for;
the same things that make us light up.
it's so hard to know when to blow ourselves out,
or notice when the wax is too melted to sculpt something beautiful

but i still want to thank you for lighting me up
even though i know you smoked that entire joint
without me, the weekend after you left,
the one you'd been saving.

teach me now, how to eat crackers or flowers,
or anything but the words my body needs to grow into
like old clothes i forgot i missed.
thank you for teaching me
that i must grow into all that i have missed,
all that i have been. tell me light
is just a name we use to describe those moments
when we are what we always knew we would become. thank you.

thank you.
ode to you, now that you're gone
i am so grateful to hurt so much because it means i have felt something so important

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poetry is fucking nature.
poetry is the "oh shit i'm on a bus and have an idea, but don't have a pen."
poetry is the "oh shit i'm on a bus and have a pen, but don't have an idea."

poetry is not your fucking motivational speech.
poetry is not your depression.
poetry is not a luxury.
poetry is not a story. it's the embodiment, the abstraction of a story.
poetry is not poetry unless it can be nothing else.
your poetry is not poetry unless the universe whispers over your shoulder, "this must be"

if your poetry is a canal for your experiences but not anyone or anything else's, you're doing it wrong.
poetry is fucking nature.
poetry is the "oh shit i'm on a bus and have an idea, but don't have a pen."
poetry is the "oh shit i'm on a bus and have a pen, but don't have an idea."

poetry is not your fucking motivational speech.
poetry is not your depression.
poetry is not a luxury.
poetry is not a story. it's the embodiment, the abstraction of a story.
poetry is not poetry unless it can be nothing else.
your poetry is not poetry unless the universe whispers over your shoulder, "this must be"

if your poetry is a canal for your experiences but not anyone or anything else's, you're doing it wrong.

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AndrewJJaspersen Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks for adding quick portrait 2 to your favorites.
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birdkinq Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
here's my valentine card for you

For Alyssa by birdkinq
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Clockchat Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
May you be having an excellent birthday, you prolific artist!
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BittersweetObsession Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015   General Artist
Thank you! It certainly has been so far!
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aWay-with-knives Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student General Artist
Climbing in rooftops is sooooooo fun. I've made it some pretty wacky places, but since youtube didn't exist when I last really tried, I didn't kill myself reaching out of my skill level
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Braxton-T-Rutledge Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
Thanks
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saigonka Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
thank you so much for watch!! *w*
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BlueStanza Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for adding my poem to your collection! I appreciate the support. :)
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the collect on Waiting :)
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aWay-with-knives Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student General Artist
"Waiting (to use it like a mallet)" by SilverInkBot
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