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Because you weren't around (standard:poetry, 148 words)
Author: Finn McKoolAdded: Apr 25 2003Views/Reads: 1546/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
What happens when I'm left alone and aroused all night.
 



“How can I say what's right, when all I wanna do is wrong?” 

-Prince 

“Get Off” 

Because you weren't around last night... 

I had to go do terrible things. 

I thought of you over and over 

As I rose and fell over and over 

Like the waves. 

I walked for mile in the dark. 

And drank for an hour. 

Or did I drink for a mile and walk for an hour? 

I looked in all the places I'd thought you'd be. 

I waited up all night, knowing you weren't showing. 

But I just couldn't sleep. 

I played solitaire blues cards 

Smoked cigarrettes that curled out 

Heart shaped clouds of smoke. 

Sometimes they spelled your name. 

I'm not even awake as I right this. 

This is just a dream. 

Because nothing's real tonight. 

Just a specter in the mirror. 

And a shadow over a matchbook. 

It's nighttime down south. 


   


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