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across grassy lawns

I walk a path of most resistance
Side walk, pavement, footpath, dark and dingy alleyway
Trailing, meandering toward my destination
But I can’t seem to stop stopping along the way

I sit and have a coffee in the gutter
I wander into someone’s yard to lend a hand
I set fires and kiss hands and speak too often and jump into moving cars
I wear sequins, glittering swaying, and sing dancing toes across grassy lawns

Moon light dances pastel smoke reflections before my eyes
The glint of fireflies blinds me, distracting and animated and moving
The stars are the holes you poked in the lid of the bottle the universe keeps me in
Crickets sing a sound that is to my ears like wine is to my lips

See, Amberley… you are distracted again…
Distracted by beauty
Distracted by light
Distracted by rain and words
Distracted by distant pain
Distracted by bugs and stars
Distracted by my own wandering footfalls
Cause these boots are made for walking
And that’s just what they’ll do
One of these days these boots are gonna walk right up to… destiny


28 thoughts on “across grassy lawns”

  1. “The stars are the holes you poked in the lid of the bottle the universe keeps me in”
    Fuck. Fuckfuckfuck. FUCK! Shit! FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    That’s one of the best lines I’ve ever read in my entire life, LemonSugar! No shit. I’m super jealous that I didn’t think of it.
    But I’m also smiling my ass off that you did. It’s perfect. Perfect! Like, if I got tattoos, I’d consider putting that on my skin.

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      1. True. Your first one is obviously going to be Elmo holding a for sale sign for a monster truck with a corn dog stand and surrounding it says “turn down for what?”

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      2. Obviously. And the second will be Pablo from the Backyardigans killing a dragon with a set of nunchuks and a caption that says “Every day I’m shufflin'”

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    1. *big smiles*
      Thank you, Wardy Muffins. That means so much coming from you.
      And don’t be jealous. You have come up with way more amazing things.
      And now we have both considered getting each others words permanently tattooed on our skin! (laughing faces)
      *hugs Muffins*

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