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You walked through the door
and I was taken back in time.

I saw empty vodka bottles lined up
on the windowsill like forgotten soldiers,
retired veterans replaced with young troops.
Sticky-glass rings on a coffee-table
grey with age and dust and cigarette ash.

I remembered furious fucking under the
influence, under the harsh kitchen lights;
a sweating arm flung out in ecstacy,
a wine glass falling and the fragments
framing us in glittering confetti.

I saw bright lights, heard music
so loud I couldn't hear myself think
even if I had wanted to listen, music
which vibrated under my ever-moving feet
and set my heartbeat with its rhythm.

I remembered non-stop movement -
a chaotic whirlwind of dance and sex and games,
we played with hearts and minds like soulless toys.
Like children we thought only of ourselves
and ran through life footloose, carefree.

You walked through the door
and I looked into your eyes.

I saw my own regret reflected in you,
as we remembered without words, as we
wished upon wish for forgiveness for our sins.
I saw my own lessons learned in you
and knew that you had learned the same.

I remembered the years since those days;
meeting myself for the first time, learning
to dance to my own music, finding love
outside of a bottle, and I smiled at you.
Silently we buried those manic times.

I thanked you without words, we pressed against
each other for the briefest of moments.
We have grown; grown up, grown wiser, grown apart.
With each new memory which surfaces
I am more thankful for who I have become.

You walked out of the door
and I finally felt at peace.
Scrapworthy really, with no technical wonders... begun in bed last night and carried on this morning. Definitely a work in progress if I decide it's worth pursuing.
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devilicious Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006  Professional Photographer
"i saw my own lessons learned in you" is my favorite line :nod:

are you feeling this peace and closure now?
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quentinwrites Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely. :love: Thank you. :hug:
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jamesriplily Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006   Writer
i think it's good, i think you should keep on with it :)

and well done on the DD

JRL
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quentinwrites Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :hug:
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alexishelmsley Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006
nice work
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quentinwrites Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers. :D
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alexishelmsley Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006
hey! dont worry about it! :#1:
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MrsNox Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, I really liked it, it was great!!! :heart::heart:
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quentinwrites Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks sis, and thanks for the :+fav:! :hug:
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MrsNox Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!!!! :hug:
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Offering Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006
i think it's well worth pursuing ..

(and congrats on the DD ..)
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quentinwrites Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks and thanks. :hug:
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