Where did we lead us?

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

The wind gets impatient when the sun has cold feet

And your bones stop shaking in order to freeze

I still remember your eyes burning me while the walls caved in

You held the hammer but I wore the grin

Light slipped through the cracks in the ceiling with a stubborn hesitation

We were lost until we found the path paved with good intentions

The thorns in our shoes were warnings we collected

That’s why the gates were so unexpected

You saw me save ammo and assumed I had a pistol

So you played devil’s advocate in the title role

It taught me to hold my tongue and brace for impact

But when it’s quiet I realize the box is nothing without Jack

Submitted: January 29, 2021

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Ann Sepino

I love how this poem feels personal despite its abstract nature. My eyes are particularly drawn to, 'You held the hammer but I wore the grin.' It's a line that reveals a lot about the characters' dynamics. Thanks for sharing it with everyone. :)

Fri, January 29th, 2021 2:55am

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