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he knows the sound of my footsteps;
there are spiders laying eggs in my mailbox and their speck-eyed children
greet me when i come to steal my letters back.
he might have dared to be jealous, but here he is warped and prideful.

vibrato in the pastures where it is difficult to remember not to sing.
he knows the sound of my voice:
my knuckles shatter when i unbolt the windows
to call the dust inside and he is listening instead.

he swims through the clover and demands a mint from my fingers, huffs an indignant
july breath when i turn my pockets inside out.
i thunder a goodbye, unanswered.  my hands tremble,
reflect the aftershock.

he turns his head, pretends that he does not have me memorised;
he knows the sound of my arrival,
"we know the words it uses
if not its perfect cadence"
paul hoover, "edge and fold"

today's assignment for my poetry workshop
was to close your eyes and randomly choose lines
from one of the anthologies of poetry we received yesterday,
and then choose one of your random lines to be the title for your poem.
we're submitting them for workshop tomorrow.
hopefully this goes well!
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:iconbleedngfr-thwrngteam:
i love this. it reminds me of horses.

<3
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anyimacielgray Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
aha!
it's about a horse named frederick.
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:iconbleedngfr-thwrngteam:
:aww:

(i knew there must've been
one in there some place.)
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anyimacielgray Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
you're a genius (:
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olivelina Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
i ADORE "pretending that he doesn't have me memorised" and him knowing the sound of the speaker's arrival.
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anyimacielgray Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
tralalalala (channeling mayukh again)
i adore you (:
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olivelina Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
tralalala
^ i love that, but nowhere near as much as i love you!
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kureo95 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
you know i can just fave all your works
because there's just no justice in leaving out a single stanza from recognition <3
i've said it before and i'll say it again
you're an amazing writer
and your words are always a source of inspiration <33
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anyimacielgray Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
aw, thank you so much!

that's kind of my dream xD
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kureo95 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
nice XD
i can still picture it.. <3
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