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If I truly loved you,
I would cry out your name
until the sunrise sang it back to me,
I would take the stardust in the Auroras
and spread it across the mountaintops
so you could always find a rainbow.

If I truly loved you,
I would dive for every
pearl on the seabed
I would dig for every
diamond in the mines
then throw them all aside
to show you nothing but
the salt in my hair and the dirt under my nails,
knowing as I do that it is an insult
to present you with gifts your beauty outshines.

If I truly loved you,
I would bring you the first fire
and tell you my heart burns hotter.

Instead, I leave plums
on the windowsill in the kitchen,
purple as the bruises on your elbow
from shoving the stuck gate shut,
purple as the bags under your eyes
when you just can't put the book down,
I brew you the finest coffee for under five dollars,
I tell you your paintings are beautiful, and
I sing with you in the car with the windows down.

Instead, I take you to a field
where everything glows
under the moon's glare
and show you the constellations
that guided our ancestors here;
we eat cold apples and throw
the cores to scavengers.

This is the love I have to offer.
It's the love of forgiven arguments
and shared Sunday papers,

it's a free-verse love
that leaves sonnets all behind.
:D You should see the draft of this. When I was working out spacing and final wording, all I had was a red pen. I hope I never get back a paper that looks that bad.
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EtLuxFuit Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the imagery in this...and the closeness of it, as the fourth-to-last stanza rings especially true to me.
How's life for you, onee-san? :)
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ZoLu Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Thank you~!

Life's going fairly well. I'm going to be graduating at the end of this semester, which is both terrifying and awesome at the same time. I'm ready to move on, but not sure I'm going to be able to find a job in my field. School's good, though, and with it so life goes.

How've you been? Your art seems to present a very busy life!
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EtLuxFuit Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am...T^T I don't even know! Life is crazy.
I can relate to the second bit of your statement. As a sociology major, I kind of needed to do something to ensure my own job security. However...I think I maybe shouldn't have been applying to graduate programs while in the temporary insanity of second semester senior year. The result of doing so was that I ended up in law school, and I'm still not quite sure how it happened. *dazed* Of course, the real challenge has been not getting there, but staying there. Ha.
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ZoLu Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Law school, huh? What made you decide on that? WHat kind of law are you looking into?
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EtLuxFuit Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know. Probably y lack of a spine, or else I'd be pursuing my MFA in theatrical design right now, heh. :)
The kind that I can take classes in without failing out. XD
Joke, joke. ...Well, only half-joking...I'm not sure. I kinda wanted to do intellectual property and stay close to theatre, but I've since been informed that most IP lawyers have bgs in the hard sciences (i.e. totally not me *at all*). I do have a stats background, so I might, *might* get away with it. We'll see; right now, I'm more concerned about passing, lol.
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ZoLu Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
So basically you're going to have a law degree and then move into theatrics? I guess it could be worse.

You could be a lawyer.
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EtLuxFuit Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, I'm nowhere near serious enough to do the job properly...haha. The people who seem to make *good* lawyers are the ones that not only argue a lot...but do it *well*. I should work on that second part. :P
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hammyclammy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Professional Writer
I love this. So Much. :]
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IndigoSkyes Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my, this is lovely.
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ZoLu Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
Thank you so much.
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