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II: HER WORDS • Poetry ( Pen To Paper )


I haven’t put pen to paper in a while So this feels foreign


But there’s something in your eyes That comforts me into believing


Maybe someone will want to read this


Maybe one day this paper will be sacred, Protected by lock and key


So I’m careful to scratch out the shitty parts Carefully crafting an art I don’t know, Molding it in my hands


Making up rules as I go along, But alone I think it’s easier that way


No mistake goes truly noticed under your own scrutiny ________


( Simpler )


You make me long for the clock To stop in its tracks, Rewind and go back To a time when things were simpler. When a hand was just a hand; A smile nothing more. But here we are, Years beyond those earliest naïve interactions, Still pretending like that’s the way the world works, Still pretending like those remaining fragments Begging for an outstretched fingertip Could ever be stronger than the magnetic power of stares. Still, I promise to hold tight to this feeling, This wanting, This indifference toward the eyes For as long as it’ll have me. I feel a little closer to all right with you by my side. ________


Somehow


Somehow We’ve gotten farther away than we’ve ever been Still falling from where we stand right now But I know your hand could pull me back in an instant Somehow


Somehow I just know That no matter what hell we’re put through No matter the miles that separate us Or the years that go by Your arms will always feel like home Somehow I just know


Somehow I’ll continue 103


To drive with my windows down Pretending this song doesn’t remind me of you Pretending they don’t all remind me of you Every time you come to mind Somehow I’ll continue


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