#1
with fog snowing slowly across the river
I shivered
There was a wooden fence on the other side of the dirt road
with bullets still from the civil war
buried in the splinters
and a thousand dead
blades of grass
where she fell in the struggle when one hit her
and on top of the hill was the house
that the sun painted each evening in the spring
A white farmhouse with scarlet and blue trim now fading
and a crabapple tree over the porch
with a swing for young lovers
an old widow's daughter
and Danny Fitzpatrick's stuffed up laughter
I remember wanting to take a picture of it
a polaroid with a note on it
to put in the borrowed book when i let you know
that The Things They Carried was a love story
not a war tragedy like you told me

And how the city lights up the horizon
the way the sun does before morning
when we're falling asleep and the neighbors are waking
halos your cradle
like a religious painting.
I don't think I have it in me
to say what I'm thinking
teeth chattering, tossing sticks in the river
the way the son does before mourning
how he hit and missed her
his steamship, his darling


Hey. are you awake
yeah I'm right here
I just wanted to ask you about today



but I'm too scared


so many oppurtunities
for beautiful photography
but i dont have a camera
so I'll just keep on driving
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#2
i don't want to point out anything wrong with this, i don't. Knowing what this was about made it powerful, and incredibly mocing.
#3
Quote by kdownes
i don't want to point out anything wrong with this, i don't. Knowing what this was about made it powerful, and incredibly moving.



that,

forever.


#4
There are no aesthetics that aren't easily fixed up.
This was incredibly moving.

Hope everything that can comes out alright.
There's only one thing we can do to thwart the plot of these albino shape-shifting lizard BITCHES!
#6


I read it like 3 times but I don't want to say anything but how beautifully you think and write.

I loved it. Sorry. I'll get you better next time.
This is not a pipe
#8
thank you guys

and carmel, your comment was really means a lot to me right now especially. you have no idea.

i appreciate your support everyone.
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Park that car
Drop that phone
Sleep on the floor
Dream about me