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Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on August 17, 2013 by spitshinedsoul

I’ll keep my secrets. I can’t share the dark bits because they’re left in the eyes of those who know. If I can see them, the reminder will never go away. A shadow is not strong enough to hold itself up. 

I promise

Posted in Personal, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , on June 21, 2011 by spitshinedsoul

I can’t sleep in a silent house. Not without those gusts of home that even cover up the low flying planes. You’ll get used to them, I promise. It’s amazing the things you can get used to and I don’t even hear them anymore. Like a house set 20 feet from rows of tracks, the first nights are the hardest with blaring horns and rattling shelves, but it becomes your life in the same way that scars do. They take the place of fresh skin and give you a story to tell or a secret to hold. Scars and trains remain on the surface to fester or fold, it’s never right to let them sink to your organs. But you’ll get used to it, I promise. And sometimes in the middle of the night, you can call out for me and I’ll answer.

Untitled – Emily Dickinson

Posted in Poem with tags , , , , , , on February 4, 2011 by spitshinedsoul

So bashful when I spied her,
So pretty, so ashamed!
So hidden in her leaflets,
Lest anybody find;

So breathless till I passed her,
So helpless when I turned
And bore her, struggling, blushing,
Her simple haunts beyond!

For whom I robbed the dingle,
For whom betrayed the dell,
Many will doubtless ask me,
But I shall never tell!