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To be Loved by 2am

November 12, 2014
By Cameandgonesmarty ELITE, North Vancouver, Other
Cameandgonesmarty ELITE, North Vancouver, Other
225 articles 4 photos 239 comments

Favorite Quote:
"One day, your life will flash before your eyes; make sure it's worth watching."


I long to be cradled by
2am's cool, black blankets
To be kissed
Tenderly by his silence.

I want 2am to know
the details of my face,
To trace my lips with his soft fingers,
To detangle my messy locks and mind with them,
And be able to see,
Despite the darkness
That my face is home
To a constellation of freckles -
But only on the left side.

I want 2am to whisper in hushed tones
He loves me,
So quiet that I have to wonder
If I imagined  the sweet words
Raining from his lips.

But 2am won't hold me tonight;
He says my room is too warm
And his lips are  chapped and dry,
That the silence is already deafening -
Meanwhile my toes are freezing from frostbite,
And my mouth is numb from the cold.
I don't hear silence's ear-piercing cry,
But the ruckus
That is coming from inside
My pounding chest
My heavy mind.

2am doesn't seem to care anymore:
The heat that radiates from his palms
Is absent from my shivering body -
Perhaps he's discovered a head of hair
To run his hands through
That doesn't need detangling,
And found a place to call home
Within someone whose entire body
Is covered in constellations.


The author's comments:

I couldn't sleep - and there's only one thing to do when you can't sleep...


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on Nov. 18 2014 at 9:59 pm
Cameandgonesmarty ELITE, North Vancouver, Other
225 articles 4 photos 239 comments

Favorite Quote:
"One day, your life will flash before your eyes; make sure it's worth watching."

Thank you!!!!

on Nov. 18 2014 at 1:58 pm
micshea99 PLATINUM, Matthews, North Carolina
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I loved the personification!!! 

on Nov. 17 2014 at 6:42 pm
Cameandgonesmarty ELITE, North Vancouver, Other
225 articles 4 photos 239 comments

Favorite Quote:
"One day, your life will flash before your eyes; make sure it's worth watching."

Thanks.   Yeah, I was really glad that something came of the sleepless night :) I'm glad you enjoyed it

on Nov. 17 2014 at 1:48 am
ShadowBlossom ELITE, Boca Raton, Florida
122 articles 0 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
Memento Mori- It means that nothing lasts forever, no one is immortal, sooner or later you will die and things will come to an end. It also helps you realize that while you are living you should do the most with your life, live life to the fullest.

It's impressive that this came from someone who couldn't sleep.  Though I am no stanger to long, lonely, cold, and sleepless nights.  At least it gives me plenty of time to come up with more articles and stories.  Thank you for your work and for entertaining me.