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last summer i tried
to use the words that you fell asleep to
to write you a love song but
every time i tried
my fingers froze up.

i failed the test of describing you
in a paragraph
in a sentence
in a word
because

there is nothing in my head adequate enough
(worthy enough)
to describe how you look
on the train station platform
when you smile at me.

i can tell you that
my heart climbs into my throat and
my body prickles with heat and
everything disappears, for just a moment, but

the thing i cannot describe
is you.

your mouth caresses my name
like it’s the most beautiful sound
it’ll ever know,
like it understands me perfectly,
but you,
you are not made of verses.
you have no meter.
you are not written in stanzas
that i understand
and i find myself captivated
at how beautifully complex
your language is.

you say i’m the mesmerizing one, but, baby,
you've stumped me.

you have left a girl,
a writer,
a person who wants to build their life
with words,

speechless.
For Conor.
This was supposed to be a Valentine's Day poem but I couldn't resist. 
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capricecake Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Student Writer
i might share this with the one i love, let your words do the talking for me.
as a writer, it'll feel dirty! :b but i might do it anyway.
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner May 25, 2014   Writer
I always appreciate people using my words to convey meanings to others. <3
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capricecake Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Student Writer
so it happens often, then!
hehe.
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DSteffi Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There was one person on my mind while reading this. This is stunning. Powerful. Just. woah. 

Woah.
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014   Writer
Thank you. :heart:
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Desiree407 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014   Writer
**WORD.
Ignore my horrifying typo, good God. 
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014   Writer
So much power in such a small world. 
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Desiree407 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! This poem is beautiful.
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homestucker42 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I absolutely love the last stanza. When you something truly beautiful and stunning, you can't always described it. 
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