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i brush along the gravel of a dusty road [this time every July, you see]
in the burning of an unreachable bright flame
so out of my grasp,
just like the little weavings of my life that have developed themselves into
sun-bleached photographs i can barely see anymore.
i am an ailment, something sending this town into a forceful quarantine
and why is it that when i carefully move stepstepstep i seem to think
you're still standing there, eyeing me from the shop window, the paper words peeling from the inside.
funny, just like all the words i've wanted to say
they peel inside out until they're gone
before anyone really notices they're sitting there, breathing there, waiting for someone to read them
and people only notice when they're nearly gone and
no one knows what they say anymore.
i feel like that shop window, and the windows are on the outsides of my veins just waiting for you to peer in
through my skin
where you'll read the novels i have written and rewritten for you there.
but when the shop window is empty,
and i realize no one was even there,
it occurs to me that you are not real.
you have never been waiting for me at all
you are a fairy-tale
a lie
invisible.
if you are a lie, does that make me a liar?
does it make me a little old woman on the edge of a fire, repeating spindling falsities
for wide-eyed owl children under a crooked yellow moon?
does it make you a thought, or nothing at all?
thoughts are nothing but a brief flow of water through a pass somewhere in the corners of
worlds, and yet they are
everything.
so you are nothing and everything all at once and all i really want is to meet you
just for a second.
the perfect companion all dazzling there just for me to hold and have;
a little pulsing miracle.  
the breeze collects itself into a package wrapped tight for someone to receive it
and i can feel it wrapping my bones in chills, even through the boiling, heavy air.
i see something blowing across the sky, and barely feel myself reach toward it--
a dried flower; withering beauty. it doesn't have much longer.
soon, it will die as surely as it came to live
as surely as you drift in and out of my mind;
summer wind.
i cup the petals in my hand and they fall straight from the stem
like they know i'll keep them safe. like they know they won't die in my wind-calloused palm.
i have been pulled with my lungs outside of my skin for you
and you're not even
real
i could recite you,
well, i'd written every line
but you strayed far from my flawless script
on which i'd spent a lifetime...


i am okay with this one.
you are lovely, you ♥
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:iconilyilaice:
ilyilaice Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Sigh. So pretty.
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breathingglassstars Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011   Writer
oh gosh thankyou:heart:
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drakmordis Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional Writer
"i am an ailment, something sending this town into a forceful quarantine"

This is brilliant.

All of it.

And so are you.
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breathingglassstars Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010   Writer
thank you so, so much <3 that means a lot to me(:
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sarhar101 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Absolutely stunning, truly gorgeous!! Wonderful wonderful, I love it.
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breathingglassstars Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010   Writer
wow, thank you soo much! :heart::heart:
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sarhar101 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
haha you're welcome!! :heart:
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archelyxs Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
Your stream-of-consciousness is very beautiful... I just love the way you write, and the thoughts that scurry across your head, please don't stop writing them down,
and I know exactly how every syllable feels
:heart:
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breathingglassstars Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010   Writer
aww, thank you infinitely:heart:

i always love reading your comments. they provide the perfect amount of feedback and are just happy to read<33
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archelyxs Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
Thank you... I usually just ramble on and on...
You are welcome, I mean every word. (:
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breathingglassstars Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010   Writer
:aww: :heart:
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londonrey Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
ohohoh..
wow,
i ..
i think, maybe thisishowifeel.
"before anyone really notices they're sitting there, breathing there, waiting for someone to read them
and people only notice when they're nearly gone and
no one knows what they say anymore."
and
"if you are a lie, does that make me a liar?
does it make me a little old woman on the edge of a fire, repeating spindling falsities
for wide-eyed owl children under a crooked yellow moon"

it's like, maybe everyone else is wrong, and ..
that they really shouldn't love me because
i will just hurt them..
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breathingglassstars Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010   Writer
love, i am so glad you were able to find something in this that you connected with <3<3
thank you for the quotes (:

ohno! now i don't really know that much about love, but i know that a good deal of it is hurt and you've just got to take that risk. so it's like you might hurt them but in the end of love everyone hurts each other. it seems like no one is at fault.

thankyousomuch
iloveyoulondon<3
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londonrey Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
you're really someone special.
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breathingglassstars Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010   Writer
:blush: aww, you are too:heart:
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wakemeup60 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
this is very beautiful and inspiring :heart:
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breathingglassstars Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010   Writer
oh gosh thank you so, so much :heart:
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wakemeup60 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
you're very welcome :heart:
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silklilies Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
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breathingglassstars Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010   Writer
yes, naroo?
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silklilies Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
you are so wonderful you're getting to the point where i feel like you are better than i am and you are this is so so good i mean it really
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breathingglassstars Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010   Writer
nooooooooooo! i will never be better than you!
hussssh
you are fantastic okay

but
thank you c:
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silklilies Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
psh but
this is fantastic.

<3

<3

<3
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breathingglassstars Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010   Writer
aww thank you soo much
i love you
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silklilies Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
honey i love you<3
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breathingglassstars Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010   Writer
naroo is my best friend
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orangecloudsraining Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Student Writer
ohh, i love this.

"i have been pulled with my lungs outside of my skin for you
and you're not even
real"
:heart: :heart: :heart:
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breathingglassstars Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010   Writer
awwh, thank you so, so much <3<3<3

:hug:
i love when people give quotes
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orangecloudsraining Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Student Writer
:aww: well, i love this piece.
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breathingglassstars Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010   Writer
aww! i'm inexplicably glad(:
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orangecloudsraining Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Student Writer
i featured youuuu: [link]
:heart: :heart:
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breathingglassstars Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010   Writer
awwwwh!
thank you so much, i am honored
:heart:
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orangecloudsraining Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Student Writer
of course! you deserve it :heart:
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breathingglassstars Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010   Writer
:aww: well you are so nice
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