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Heartbreak - Album on Imgur
According to one of the comments, it's Neil Hilborn.

Transcription:

"The first time I saw her
everything in my head went quiet.
All the tics,
all the constantly refreshing images, just disappeared.
When you have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, you don't really get quiet moments.
Even in bed I'm thinking
did I lock the door yes
did I wash my hands yes
but when I saw her
the only thing I could think about was
the hairpin curve of her lips
the eyelash on her cheek
I knew I had to talk to her.
I asked her out six times.
In thirty seconds.
She said yes after the third one
but none of them felt right
so I had to keep going.
On our first date, I spent more time organizing
my meal by color
than I did eating
or fucking talking to her,
but she loved it.
She loved that I had to kiss her goodbye
sixteen times, or twenty-four times
She loved that it took me forever to walk home
because there are lots of cracks on our sidewalk.
When we moved in together
she said she felt safe,
like no-one would ever rob us
because I definitely locked the door
eighteen times.
I'd always watch her mouth when she talked
when she talked when she talked
When she said she loved me
her mouth would curl up at the edges
At night, she'd lay in bed and watch me turn all the lights
off, and on and off and on
She'd close her eyes and imagine that
days and nights were just passing in front of her.
Some mornings, I'd start kissing her goodbye but
she'd just leave because I was making her late for work.
When I stopped at a crack in the sidewalk
she just kept walking.
When she said she loved me,
her mouth was a straight line.
She told me I was taking up too much of her time.
Last week she started sleeping at her mother's place.
She told me that she shouldn't have let me
get so attached to her,
that this whole thing was a mistake,
but how can it be a mistake that I don't have to wash
my hands after I touch her?
Love is not a mistake.
It's killing me she can run away from this
and I just can't. I can't go out
and find someone new
because I always think of her.
Usually, when I obsess over things, I see germs

beutiful thing I ever got stuck on [SIC]

I want to wake up every morning thinking about
the way she holds her steering wheel, how she
turns shower knobs like
she's opening a safe,
how she blows out candles
blows out candles blows
out candles blows
Now, I just think about who else is kissing her
I can't breathe because he only kisses her once.
He doesn't care if it's perfect.
I want her back so bad--
I leave the door unlocked.
I leave the lights on."
poetry 
march 2018 by daguti
Shake Hands with Mr. Louis - YouTube
Discovered on WFMU @ 1:25 (http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/67975)

The song title here is "Shake Hands with Mr Louis" , but on WFMU page, it's "Shake Hands with the Champ"
video  music  music-jazz  poetry  music-poetry 
august 2016 by daguti
Documentaries: search results
Ted wanted some documentaries for poetry since we're taking over the former erotic poetry night.
poetry  meetup-dokumenta 
february 2015 by daguti
'If', by Rudyard Kipling
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;
children  childrearing  literature  reading  poetry 
december 2008 by daguti

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