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i have been meaning to tell you for years:
i think you’re beautiful. i have
seen nothing on earth that holds a candle
to the ocean you carry inside your body.
it spills over your edges sometimes, like
a rain shower around you, blurring your penciled-in
lines until there is nothing left of you but your natural
cliffs, valleys, and deserts.

i like that.

i have never met someone who is, somehow,
a sea and a storm at the same time.
maybe i never will again.
maybe you are the only one
who gathers clouds on her forehead
like a promise, or feels the push and pull of the tide
with her every step.

you are beautiful, honestly.
you are honest, beautifully.
it is in the way you talk, the way you hold ice
on your tongue but forget to use it—
you always forget to use it, i don’t think
you know how.

to be truthful, i’m afraid of your smile
and how it breaks over me, how it pulls
me like a whirlpool down, how it pushes me
like a current back to the surface. i’m afraid of your
siren’s voice and all the things i want to tell you
when you wear your grandmother’s pearls,
starting with but not limited to:

if you are rain, i am the forest.
please, stay with me. i want to grow.
i want to grow old with you.
hey guys! i'm back~

this is my favorite poem that i wrote while at camp. this one has a lot to do with water and such because i did a series of poems revolving around the elements. this just also turned out okay.

for the first time, i used the correct pronouns.
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Pereyga Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's lovely
I like the "you are beautiful, honestly.
you are honest, beautifully" part
ggernaut3 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wooooooow! I LOVE THIS!
jadeshade34 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
amazing I love it...hey that would make a great song wouldn't you think XD well good job
magneticecho Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is freaking amazing. I could read this over and over and over. It has beauty you can feel. <33
musicalsilent Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just wonderful. The very words flow like the ocean. Well done!
WhisperingWillow19 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
s.s Now this is phenomenal. You are a wonderful writer. Thank you so much for writing this - it's beautiful. 

KuniPuni Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is's so sweet and lovely, it swayed my heart. You use such beautiful language, I am completely captivated.
Snowflower--Chan00 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014   Writer
This is so beautiful! :cries:
AyeAye12 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student Writer
Beautiful piece. It's lovely, and really paints a great image of love :3
Welcome back! :tophateager: 
OmnomnomSquirl Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
this is beautiful. also, welcome back :)
Thatreallydorkygirl Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww this is the sweetest thing ever! I think it's lovely :)
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