Seven | Teen Ink


January 22, 2014
By mynameislucy GOLD, New City, New York
mynameislucy GOLD, New City, New York
13 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
I myself am entirely made of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.

It's supposed to take seven minutes
To fall asleep at night
So I toss and turn in my sheets
Counting my breaths in sets of seven
Daydreaming before the real dreams come
Wondering if it all fits into seven
It never does.

See, I think the problem is my thinking of you
In units of seven
The last seven times I saw your eyes
Seven times you made me laugh
Seven times your voice made my heart ache

One day you saw me sketching
Asked for a hand-drawn portrait
But we would never sit still
We would never stop smiling

You said that when you think of space
You think of me, the oblivion of my thoughts
I get lost up in my head, so do you
We will help each other find a way home

We watch the days pass by together
I am so afraid that maybe you might not
Want to anymore, want me anymore
I feel colder. I am lost. I am scared.
Twenty one.

My smile lights up yours
I want to run through fields of
Cattails and spin in circles to feel
Dizzy and in love, I want you
To join me
Thirty five.

You keep me up all night
Tossing, turning, hoping
For seven nights I might sleep on time
Without the trouble of you
Taking it all

The author's comments:
I was thinking about the novel, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. There's one passage where he says "The average person falls asleep in seven minutes, but I couldn’t sleep, not after hours," and I know it's out of context pertaining to the story, but I thought of this.

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KrisNoe GOLD said...
on Feb. 10 2014 at 5:05 pm
KrisNoe GOLD, Mayfield, Kentucky
16 articles 7 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't pay no mind to the demons. They fill you with fear.
- Phillip Phillips

this is amazing, it has feeling and it is deep <3 love it