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I’m All That’s Left of Me

She put her lips on the fountain when we were kids.
I've kissed too many people to still be mad about it.

The first time she slept in my bed I had visions
of my grandfather decaying in his coffin.

(The scuttle of tiny legs and a far away buzzing)

I woke up to a thousand pairs of eyes staring at me.
Hers were closed, but her mouth started moving.

“People who dream about the dead often attract flies.
I’ll tell you my nightmares if you tell me yours.”

It was winter and the windows were closed.
There are flowers that bloom once in a life time.
The things I see during the day prepare me for the night.


A family moved into her old house.
They don’t leave beer cans on the front porch.
For some reason that makes me sick.
The only picture I didn't burn is of her
looking past the lens and straight into my eyes.

Everything else about that life is gone.
Sometimes   even me.




This is the worst day to tell me I’m blind
This is the first thing I've written in months. I'm just happy to be putting words back on paper. Let me know what you think kindly DA friends.
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Lamarridley2 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
wow the imagery in that verse is chilling but moving.  one of the best i have read in a while.
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Lunulae Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student Writer
I know that feeling of being absolutely desiccated, as if the muse has left forever. I just got back to writing myself, and the words were painfully slow and strained in emerging. But this, this is a glorious comeback. I copied a few lines to appreciate in particular, but found myself reposting the entire piece. This burrowed so deep within me, I can still feel it ringing in my ears.
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RussianTim Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you so much.  Your words are encouraging and much needed.  I'm glad you could connect to this piece. :)
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lilfixit Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This makes me want to know more details. I want to know more about her and more about what she meant to you. It also makes me pretty sad.

I hope you continue to be able to write.
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RussianTim Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Leave them wanting more..thats what they say. lol   thank you for taking the time to read and comment.  I appreciate your feedback 
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RussianTim Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Awesome!  Thanks for the feature :)
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Shoeborn Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Those last few lines are are beautiful; very concise and undiluted. Lovely work.
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RussianTim Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you :)
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