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I realized in sixty-five stars,

You were as big as the ocean

And twice as terrifying. You had such a

Pretty way of leaving high tide

In my lungs; I never knew what to do with my hands.


In three years, this girl will be another ghost

Standing in the corner, picking

Dandelions and itchy scabs, pretending she could ever pray

To a dying god. She counts backwards from thirteen

And makes wishes for your skin and



Seven more hours, fifty-six minutes, and sixteen

Seconds and it will be 3:54 and I’ll breathe to sixty

Twenty-nine times before

I can open my eyes again. He said I would break you

Between twenty-four bones

And thirty-three, but my vertebrae can’t remember

All the corpses I never could carry.


I wear the ink of one

Thousand twenty-seven love notes I’d never written

On the black tips of my fingers. It takes trillions of droplets

To make a rainstorm and they all taste like your salt.

My name is seven

Letters long, but it might as well be seven

Light years between this page and the next

Time I can count backwards

From thirteen in

One hundred sixty-seven centimeters and

Two hundred and three words. 

What is enough. 
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Omnius Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
This. I freakin' love it.
SomethingOnceSacred Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my. Thank you very much. 
a-la-douce-memoire Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional Writer
It's never a matter of "enough" or "not enough"

Love is one of those funny things that doesn't quite add up.

"It takes a trillion droplets to make a rainstorm,
and they all taste like your salt"


"65 stars in I realized you were as big as the ocean and twice as terrifying."

sorry if I messed up the lines it's from memory the last time I read this. I didn't scroll up. Know most of this one now >_>
SomethingOnceSacred Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, hahah, you can quote it without looking at it?I'm very flattered, dear. 
BlackBowfin Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Me likes this one.
Da-Vinch Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
when it comes to love, is too much ever enough.
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