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i met you on december 21st,
the longest night of the year.
you had solstice eyes: cold, dark, alluring.
i knew you were not meant to last,
powerful as a gale but fragile as
the tulip stems you snapped,
a sickening cycle of you,
an overwhelming tidal wave.

they say two wrongs will never make a right,
but i made so many bad choices that
i wound up back where I began.
it was too easy to love you,
but getting you to love me back was impossible.
i clawed at your chest until I struck blood,
until my nails split into shards.
you were born a phantom,
and i, your corpse.

holding onto you felt like drowning in quicksand;
i fought but always sank into your arms.
i breathed in dirt, breathed in dust, and
found my organs choked with you,
smothered by your existence.
you sucked out my breath
every time i kissed you.
i died every day with your hand
knotted in my hair.

You left on june 21st,
the longest day of the year.
i bit down sorrow and deconstructed
the labyrinth within me,
the one you hadn't the patience to venture through.
that day, the sun set slowly,
dragging painfully down the sky,
and i decided that
time would never favor me, anyway.
Another poem written during Slam Poetry Club. I wrote it for my friend Emma, who wanted to read a poem about the solstice. Thoughts? Questions? Comments? Let me know! :la:

© 2013 littleblueraccoon
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Dsyfunctionall Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Amazing <3. Emotional and gripping. Beautiful. Don't ever stop writing, deary.
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student Writer
Aw, you're so sweet! Thank you! I promise I won't. :heart:
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squishboots Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
don't ever stop.
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student Writer
I won't. Thank you. :heart:
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xxXxBrokenxAngelxXxx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Writer
I love it. So beautiful. Keep Writing, love.
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you! And I will, don't worry. :heart:
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naomiphantomhive1 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student General Artist
.........this...is...awesome...and so emotional....
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Writer
thank you! c:
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naomiphantomhive1 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student General Artist
you're welcome~!
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Namida713 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
I absolutely love your writing style <3 Wonderful poem
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