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    The In-Between
    "I don’t like how
    I don’t like how
    hot
    cold
    empty
    reminiscent
    final
    full
    starting
    this morning is
    too easy
    hard
    open up an old book
    it is never the same
    I do not like how
    she-
    this is so full and empty
    I cannot find the in-between
    just darting to and from
    gluttonous and starving
    I once found the in-between
    held it closer than she holds dyed hair
    I am straddling quest
    I am straddling settled
    the only time I feel we find the answers
    we are looking for
    is when we’ve emptied bottles
    emptied is just the other side of full
    we crack these bottles
    over the heads of tombstones
    they shatter
    not full
    not empty
    I am trying not to mourn destruction
    birth
    smiles
    litter
    cigarettes
    kisses
    teardrops
    I don’t want to capture
    just earn
    not full
    or empty
    just be
    I don’t like how
    the last time we kissed
    we were not cataclysm
    nor inertia
    no
    yes
    I am trying to get back to her
    without asking her to find me
    not knowing how full our contents might be later
    I know we’re now
    Just empty,
    trying to pretend we are sailboats
    filling out sails with as much misery as we can
    calling it moving forward
    even though we don’t move at all
    in the corner of this body of water
    I feel the breeze run through my hair
    her fingers used to run through my hair
    When the breeze comes
    I try to tie the jib just right so I might reach
    somewhere else
    When I reach somewhere else
    it is all broken industrial and college kids
    not much different in personality than all I had fled
    but no one here knows her name
    or that we once spent hours next to each other
    debating the policies of West Wing dramatics
    and that after our bottle broke
    we started to say we love each other
    I don’t like how
    when the sails carry me back south
    from the depths of Puget Sound
    that all of the difference
    in Washington
    could not follow me
    that every street corner we drive by
    reminds me of travel
    meeting
    opening ourselves up
    I don’t like how I am spending
    so many days
    reclaiming the spaces I go
    from my memories
    of her
    I am walking too many steps forward too fast
    I tripped backward
    fell off the wagon
    because a petal slipped out"

    -- Erik Mueller

    Alalettre, Major Wilco, Elana C. ©, and 21 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. [patriciannelizabeth] [deleted] 55 months ago | reply

      i feel this crush. xo

    2. Major Wilco 55 months ago | reply

      powerful poetics

    3. Elana C. © 55 months ago | reply

      great feeling.. retro and current at the same time

    4. monsieur-g 55 months ago | reply

      Excellent image seen in Threatened - ART EXPRESSIONS
      www.flickr.com/groups/threaten_art_expressions
      Tag your photo Threatened - ART EXPRESSIONS

    5. wrapped in dreams 55 months ago | reply

      cool edit Diane... !

    6. gregjack! 55 months ago | reply

      I love this -
      - & the words!

      Brilliant!

    7. Thorny Inc. 55 months ago | reply

      Everyone is mixing it up, I feel like I'm stagnant now haha

    8. d i a n e p o w e r s 55 months ago | reply

      Mike, you're never stagnant with me... You know I adore you enormously!!!
      Thank you all, I know it takes a close eye to see this and I appreciate you taking the time!

    9. rearranging possibilites [deleted] 55 months ago | reply

      this is so different, I love it!

    10. d i a n e p o w e r s 55 months ago | reply

      Mike, Deb & Kath ~ big hugs!

    11. bunchadogs & susan 55 months ago | reply

      what amazing words, so many words to describe

      depression.
      --
      Seen on your photo stream. ( ?² )

    12. Ana.Caldas 55 months ago | reply

      to feel and absorve the city .
      Very interessting, Diane !!

    13. Inger Wolpert [deleted] 55 months ago | reply

      fantastic composition!

    14. TheSeaOfVapors 55 months ago | reply

      that's really cool...i like seeing it as shapes instead of as identifiable subjects

    15. August Brill 55 months ago | reply

      A very fascinating London!

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