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Amputee Heart

July 13, 2015
By Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1159 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

This amputee heart aches
from a thousand tiny phantom kisses,
with sharp fangs
and an appetite for loneliness.

They come in the middle of the night,
when my blood runs cold
in your absence.

If I shut my eyes,
I can imagine you’re really there
beside me,
sending fireworks crackling across my skin
and chills down my

But I force myself to keep them open,
and these chills
are for a different reason entirely.

Because you were the first
handsome stranger
I let run away with my heart.

My mama warned me about you.

Still, it didn’t know any better,
and really,
you should have.

How can cruelty look so beautiful?
So easy?
(It isn’t fair.)

Now I’m just another tally mark
on your score sheet.

And I’d ask for my love back,
but you’ve probably already thrown it away,
abandoned along the side of the road
next to a half-eaten bag of Cheetos
and cigarette buds.

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on Jul. 26 2015 at 1:56 pm
TargonTheDragon GOLD, Ofallon, Missouri
15 articles 16 photos 292 comments

Favorite Quote:
First dentistry was painless.
Then bicycles were chainless,
Carriages were horseless,
And many laws enforceless.

Next cookery was fireless,
Telegraphy was wireless,
Cigars were nicotineless,
And coffee caffeineless.

Soon oranges were seedless,
The putting green was weedless,
The college boy was hatless,
The proper diet fatless.

New motor roads are dustless,
The latest steel is rustless,
Our tennis courts are sodless,
Our new religion — godless.

“Beauty is an enormous, unmerited gift given randomly, stupidly.” ― Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed