what did i do?
(creative writing:: make a poem with these words: stop, hazard, slow, breath, deep, erase, wave, melt.)



This Is Not The Time There Is No Time.

I.
wait -
there are things i
need to say to you but oh -
STOP this -
clock before you die because -
this is not
the time there is no
time but oh -
WE - must make
time before i
die.

II.
wait -
avoid this, hazard, of
leaving me
forever with my own
solitary voice on your
answering machine.
(god, let him
listen before he
dies.)

III.
wait -
god, let him wait -
go so -
slow just like your
hands through my hair oh my -
god just -
don't
crash----

IV.
wait -
i hope that
you have told steven,
everything - i
hope that i
have been on your
lips; that he
can understand that i -
am not "nothing" but
"something" and -
oh god i hope i
make you catch your
breath and - i hope
that i am the one
and not -
god! that
tractor trailer.

V.
wait -
couldn't we just go
back, so deep in
your memory when
we were small,
and in love?
wait.
stop fleeing the scene
of this crime.

VI.
wait----
can't you remember how -
oh -
god - your
fingers so exact traced
an outline of my
future at four in the
morning? i think
you must remember - dangerous,
baby boy, oh -
my god don't
erase those perfectly imperfect
fingertip brush strokes.

VII.
wait -
don't
look away from me.
don't.
don't turn your
back - you know
your ears are turing red; you
know you don't want to
look away; why
should you deny me the
chance to fall upon you like
one small wave from the
greatest ocean? crash oh -
crash, into me; but
do not crash - oh my
god don't - hit -
that--------

VIII.
wait -
there was no time.
and this was not the time.
your father will
whisper the words -
"he didn't make
it" - and oh, my god -
why did you
have to steal
him from me why -
and
i will cease to -
oh my god - breathe and -
oh -
melt to nothingness because that
is all
i ever was in your heart,
anyway.




Poetry by MiVidaDeEpílogos.
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Written on 2008-03-29 at 02:50

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WildGoose
oh my god. oh my god. this time it sent chills all.down.my.skin. i am about to cry. good fucking god, help me, please.
2008-05-19


WildGoose
so i read this. and i was like wow. i want to comment. except then i realized i wasn't signed in. so i had to do that, and i did, and then i read it again, and now i can't remember what i wanted to say because the second time was so askldjfklasjfldf like to an even greater extent than the first. now i have to read it again.
2008-04-20


Nick Matherne
wonderful!
I was on the edge of my seat for some reason
I really like this
2008-04-18


Dan Cederholm
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This poem reminds me of
W.H. Audens "stop all the clocks"
"Funeral blues". . .

Well done!
*APPLAUD*

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2008-03-29