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Lily and I
Sometimes when he is with Lily things aren’t quite 3D. For Lily he can become soft plastic and mould himself to fill her every crevice. He bends but never breaks because what Lily needs and wants is easiest of all to give. Flowers sometimes. Putting them into her blushing hands is like saying thank you. Watching her balance on one foot to put them in a vase is as consuming as a kiss. It is a beauty only he sees. Or so he thinks. He likes to think no one can appreciate the modest grey eyes, the rhythmic drumming of her elegant fingers like he can. He enjoys needing her.
Lily enjoys wanting him. Lily appreciates the lingering leers, the back breaking love. She thinks she does. Her beauty is selfish. Lily keeps her eyes open when they kiss. The flowers she puts out for her friends to admire. Lily wants to be able to say “Oh that? Just something he dropped round”. Lily sees him contort to place himself between her and the door, sliding it shut with his foot. She feels flattened.
Lily lets him do it.
Palm Desert, California
North Bay Village, Florida
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"Love is not someone you can live with, love is someone you can't live without."
"Always stand up for what's right even if that means you're standing alone."
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I am only one, but still I am one; I cannot do everything but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do something I can do.
~ Edward E. Hale
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Music, It Runs Through My Veins Like A River, Lyrics Flow To The Beat Of Sound.
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They say that good things take time, but really great things happen in the blink of an eye
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Love with open hands. - Madeleine L'Engle
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"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on!" -Ben Franklin
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You just have to live your life not careing what they think and just shake off the drama and prove to them that you are better than they think you are.
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his was really great but i got confused on the last line... when u were talking about him putting himself between her and the front door and him closing it with his foot and u said she let him
did u mean that he left her but she let him go?
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Smile, happy looks good on you!!! ( :
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To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing..
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"Come fairies take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.".... W.B. Yeats.
"Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss." - Douglas Adams
This fantastic! I loved it completely...great work!
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learn from your past to live for the future.
Oh no! That's so.......what's the word for it? Sad....angry.....emotional.....wicked......realistic....
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...understand that the heart is as vast and wide as the universe, but that we come to know love best from here, this place of gravity and stability, where our feet can still touch ground.
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"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." Doctor Suess
"Oh, of course it doesn't hurt to slide in softball." (before I tore up both knees and before I slapped that person)
"Stay with me here now/And never surrender" Skillet
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Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
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"When life gives you lemons, hold onto them. They're free lemons!"