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these are the reasons i live so hard

by cait.

these are the reasons i live so hard
love so hard.

because everything is so fucking beautiful. everything is so… sickeningly beautiful.

because we have punctuation, to say what we mean
because we can smile whenever we want to
because we have arms and hands and fingers
and especially opposable thumbs—for hitchhiking,
gripping a drink, and especially thumb wars
(which i assume prompted the evolution of thumbs in the first place,
back when something called “stupid straight-finger wars”
determined one’s success in finding a mate.)

because we have gallons and gallons of water to drink
and enough awareness to know when we are thirsty.

because we get to remember all the parts of our lives and even the parts
of some other peoples lives.

because we get to interact, every day, with zillions of other real-life things
people who smell us back
grass stems that are alive under our feet
and feet that know who were are walking on.

because there are creatures who understand, listen and even care.
there is love and relationships and the all important

i love so hard because there is just so goddamned much to love.
all we can do is try to see it all, feel it all, love it all
so in exchange for being
i love.

because the need to be part of something bigger
is bigger than any other need.

the pieces of your soul, they’re beautiful
the pieces of it all, held together by something i do not yet understand
are beautiful.

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I am stressed and yo (Score: 1 )
by sabel on Sunday, July 22, 2007 (14:25:40)
I am stressed and your poem has reminded me fine things about life. Thanks Cait.

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Re: these are the reasons i live so hard (Score: 1 )
by ZyNiAc on Saturday, August 08, 2009 (11:08:57)
nice way to make the simple seem so powerful

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