Archive for September, 2012

boys boys boys

boy number one
and i never agreed on anything
but when we were together it was like nothing else mattered,
we were addicted, we craved time together
even if it was just buying a pack of gum at his register in the grocery store

boy number two
was quiet, he noticed things in me i didn’t notice about myself
he wrote the way i wished i could and loved comic books
he was shy, but always brave enough to talk to me
until one day he wasn’t, and then he moved away

boy number three
never paid me attention when we were together,
but the moment i’d leave he’d tell me a thousand times how much he missed me
in black letters on a little blue screen
he took me to concerts, he made me mix cds, he fell in love with my best friend

boy number four
stayed up til five a.m. and told me all his secrets
he sang me praises and played me songs
he didn’t have money but he bought me gifts
and expected nothing of me in return


the only thing they had in common
was that after i wrote about them, i lost them.


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i miss those blithe summer days when we were seventeen
a spontaneous car ride, an empty field, and a roll of film
i took your picture and swore every shot was a masterpiece

but i never did get that film developed, did i?

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