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The orchids shivered
to the sound of
raw fingers on
your old guitar,
smell of tarnish, metal
and un-calloused skin -

the only songs you know
are your father's
lullabies and a
Christian rock band's
greatest hit,
four cords strong.

Played on hot weekends
with the windows open,
twelve years old again,
fat against the waistband
of Walmart jeans
and straw hair stuck
to your forehead
in humid summer air.

I can't feel you here,
in the apartment,
know you're twelve years back
in time,
in a different town,
with no stubble on your chin.
kelsey malie - april 2013
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Beautiful, evocative: Twelve by ~ejectionletter ( Featured by neurotype )
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AyeAye12 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student Writer
Hot sweet yes damn yes hot sweet.

Pretty much. Fantastic stuff, definitely deserving of a DD. 
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built1963 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Now that is poetry.
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juls0077 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
mmm k you are awesome. I have not read a modern poem worth anything until now. Pop Poetry lets bring it back! I write poetry but have never had the courage to make any public. I love it great job!
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TruthisTruth Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations on your Daily Deviation! Clap
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1jackson234 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Spellbound
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ShadowedAcolyte Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
I enjoyed reading and rereading this, getting a bit lost in its sense of time. Well done. Thanks for sharing.
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :party:
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robson666 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist
congratulations to the well deserved Daily Deviation Clap
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ssensory Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Writer
Ccongrats on the well deserved DD!
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indaluna Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this evokes such a strong sense of place
i love ittt
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