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There's that postal service sound, 
blunt dental tools on rotten nerve endings.
Continuing this communion wafer 
correspondence. Has become as natural
as air travel.

Fluid as tar.
Changeable as underwear. 
The lace kind that stains. 

Aerosol burns are more warming.

I'd take the intimacy of punishment
(you've told me how well I take it...)
over the hollowness in his absence. 

Worse than the dysphoria of watching 
another rental car pull away, 
the phantom scent of your overpriced soap,
the days I convince myself I could detox you
from my very fucking plasma.


Repentant? relapsed? Never recovered. 
This is a co-dependent correspondence.
Though I know that you can just.
Stop. 








  






Trying a sort of change of style but don't really know how well it worked.

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OakAndAcorn Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
I got a distinct setting and scent with this. Nicely done. :clap:
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Pickled-Poppy Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you very much indeed. 
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
It was a great pleasure to heard you read this piece last night, Megan. The resonance of your voice has coloured the words on the page :heart:
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Pickled-Poppy Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you so much Alec, I'm really happy you liked the reading.
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
:heart::love::heart:
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RalfMaximus Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yup. I've felt this exact sick/sad fever dream of missing somebody even when I know I shouldn't.
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Pickled-Poppy Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Writer
It's awful isn't it?
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RalfMaximus Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Soul destroying.
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Pickled-Poppy Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Writer
Over it yourself?
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RalfMaximus Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You never really get over it.

But in time it stops being a priority and other things accumulate atop to push it down. Soon you realize you never even thought about it for a day, then a week, then a month.

But given time and inclination, you can dig up the memories and discover the edges remain just as sharp.

Difference being: the memories don't control you anymore.
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