stagnant

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
we have outlived passion, the grunting between silk sheets.

Submitted: July 12, 2008

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"love in time grows stagnant."
insects - 10 years

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we have outlived passion, the grunting between silk sheets. the savory feel of flesh on flesh, sharing sweat. we have outlived parted lips that spout hints of adoration and each other'ssweet sighs; loving words that bite heated skin and delight straining ears. his palm has not brushed against the apple of my cheek in what feels like decades, and i have not tasted the uncertainty on his lips in forever.

but i still know them. the memory might be a little dusty, but i'm sure that if he ever pressed them against mine, i would still be able to follow his intricate movements and mold to them perfectly. like pieces of a puzzle; a key and a lock.

the key doesn't fit any more, though; the puzzle pieces have been lost.

we live in the same house, occupy the same void, but we have not seen each other since we were newlyweds, and all of this was new and rich. and beautiful. we are trapped; ghostly.

time turns the most fragile things into dust. love is no different.

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written while listening to Massive Attack, specifically "Inertia Creeps", "Butterfly Caught", and "Teardrop"; of course 10 Years also helped inspire this. comments adored.


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