Sunday, 7 September 2008

accident prone

there was a time when i used myspace a lot. so did other people. that doesn't happen much anymore. so instead of posting poems and writings there, i decided i'm going to start a blog for the first time in my life and post them there (here) instead. accident prone is the title of a jawbreaker song. it's much more sad than i am, but it's still beautiful, so i stole it. the lyrics are below. which means that the best poem on here will be one by someone else, but fuck it.

What's the furthest place from here? It hasn't been my day for a couple years. What's a couple more? And if I go, don't forget the one good thing I almost did. I learned your name without words. I used my eyes, not my hands.

What's the closest you can come to an almost total wreck and still walk away,
all limbs intact? And when I go, you'll be there crying out, begging me. I won't hear. I'll just go fast into this night on broken legs.

A near miss or a close call? I keep a room at the hospital. I scratch my accidents into the wall.
I couldn't wait to breathe your breath. I cut in line, I bled to death. I got to you, there was nothing left.

What's the meanest you can be to the one you claim to love and still smile to your new found friends?
In the same confusing breath, you pull away and draw me in. I wanted you. You wanted more. I built this life and now it's mine.

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