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I wish I was a poem. I wish I could be summed in three stanzas and bring shimmering relief to literature students on dreary Monday mornings. I wish to be the sugar they sprinkle into tea they drink from carnival glass to make them relax. If only they could read and have me brush along their jawlines, tingle in their fingertips like the lit fuse on a firecracker. If they read me aloud I would taste of pureed flowers, frost thin and light with marigold their every spoken word.

(College tastes like burnt bagels and monsters. It’s wanting to run forever, but being unable to move. The lines are too long. Too slow. Sleep sticks like peanut butter to everyone’s brains and lashes. They’re zombies because they know the end is near, shuddering in panic from winter chills and confusion, so desperate for some meaning.)

I asked one of these people, a tattooed girl, if I could taste her breath. “Sorry, I’ve just run out,” she said, hot steam from her sweat misting windows she passed. With half hearted cigarette flicks, other girls drew in it. I didn’t tell her I really wanted to nip at her mouth so salty red could flow in tiny trickles from her open petal lips.

Everything is confusing...

(That’s okay. It’s not about the speed. It’s those whose breaths are calm saving this world.)
13. Anxiety.

Largely inspired by this piece of music (where title came from as well): [link]

Please let me know what you think. Suggestions for improvement always welcome.

Hannah Ree Banfill, February 21 2013. All rights reserved. Steal and I break your face.
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AussieDidge Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Anxiety and being nervous, expressed well. Love the idea at the end, too.

Well done. =)
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WolfxButterfly Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you! :)
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AussieDidge Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries, mate!
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madhatter224 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
that was really really good!
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WolfxButterfly Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student Writer
Thanks! ^^
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LadyQuindecim Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
It is always a pleasure to read your stuff. Emotions captured in words.
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WolfxButterfly Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you...:heart: :heart:
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amour-raven Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student Writer
"The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web." -- Pablo Picasso

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:whisper: You have been featured! I know it's not much, but I'm contented to proclaim such a wonderful poem on my page. Thank you for providing our eyes with fascinating and a prodigious selection of art. "Stolen Kiss" is truly awe-inspiring.

-- Samantha :heart:
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WolfxButterfly Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student Writer
Wow...:blush: Thank you so much Samantha, you are wonderful! :heart: :heart:
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amour-raven Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student Writer
Shucks :blush: Thank you, you deserve it!
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