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Poems - say yes
say yesby crlpr11
sometimes you look so
that I wonder how we’ve
made it this far without one
of us separating into shards.
when she took herself away
her best friend found the body she left
as a calling card.
you called me.
“if you ever do that to me, I’ll kill you.”
the logic may be ill advised
but if you ever did that to me, I’d kill you too
because there’s part of me that thinks losing you
would be like losing an arm
and the itch would never go away.
and I think about the time you tried to
that I almost didn't sleep for a week
for fear that you wouldn't be there
when I woke up.
i know we can laugh about it now, but
girl, I can't count the tears I choked back then.
there isn't a scary movie in existence that
can capture the fear that ruled my body.
and I think I have some ideas about motherhood
the way you can not quite sleep,
listening through dreams for the latch on the
I look at what you’ve made of yourself
the life you’re building
the dreams you’re weaving into memories.
and sometimes I've worried that's all we'll have
but the thing about memories is that they're
only there to remember things you don't have
anymore. but I remember
the four different colors of every room in our house
the hiding illegally purchased alcohol in the back room
where dad never went
the winter I had six clocks in my room and everyone in
the house shut my door when I wasn't home just to get some peace
you and southern comfort making a deadly combination
of rocks at boys' brick dorms
the night I lost my virginity, and slipped out after he
fell asleep to go talk in your room
and that's just weird, right?
I love that there isn’t anything I can tell you
that you don’t already know.
You’re not in my brain, you’re in my bones, not
a best friend, but a sister my mom forgot to have
and 200 miles hasn’t made me feel any less
connected then when we slept on a twin
mattress on a cheap rug.
And yes, sometimes you look so
breakable that I wonder if you’re
but I know that this world ain’t got
shit it can throw at you to slow
you down, let alone tear you apart,
and I know you say I had something
to do with that.
I don’t know who I’d be if I hadn’t,
but don’t think for a second that
you couldn’t have done it without me.
I don’t know anything else so strong
that could blow away with the wind.
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