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The venom that dripped from her lips
was that which you wouldn't expect from such an unassuming girl,
but she spit gasoline and her tongue had the treacherous tell-tale taste of sulfur and flint.

There was no way of mistaking that fire that coursed through her veins
and caused her pulse to whiplash anyone who tried to prove her wrong.
She hated condescension, and arrogance, and the smell of her hair after a shower,
but lived recklessly for sunsets
and stargazing and
sleeping with the window open,
just in case her heart decided to go skinny-dipping with the man on the moon.

She was all wrong for me,
and even worse for herself,
but I've always been attracted to fire,
and this girl was a wildfire with a death wish and a bucket list
that included, "Fuck the president behind a 7-11",
and "Arm-wrestle Jesus".

She was what my momma called "the wrong side of the tracks",
and my preacher called "the devil in hiding",
but she never liked church much anyways,
and I don't think it really suited her.
She would stick her gum under the pews,
and her tongue out at the stained glass that called themselves saints,
and scribble swearwords in the hymn books, just to see the old ladies faint.

This girl was going to make me unravel at my seams,
so I pulled that first thread loose,
just so that she have something to grab onto.
I don't think she's ever had something to hold on to.

So I offer her my hand, and she laughs straight in my face,
"Falling in love means you have to hit face-first.
How do you expect me to do that if you're wanting to hold my hand all the goddamn time?"
So I promise to be her bandaids,
and she tells me that's god damn cheesy,
and she'd rather have the scabs to prove she's so not immortal,
and far from perfect,
because perfect is a dirty word, and someday, she'd like to learn to stop swearing,
so that her someday daughter will know practice makes perfect,
and perfect makes plastic,
and plastic bends and gives itself away - so she never wants to practice,
she just wants to throw herself into life,
and tell him to catch her, and teach her, and touch her, and love her like she loves him.

Because all that fight,
and all that fire inside her steam-engine heart
is just a facade for someone who desperately wants to be loved like life,
like air,
like a memory that will never ever be forgotten,
because she knows what that feels like to be forgotten.
And all she wants is someone careful enough to preserve this memory,
like a butterfly pinned to cork,
or a snowflake pressed between glass.

She's that breakable,
but she'd never let you know it.
And she'd fight anyone who said different.
Except for me,
when I whisper that I know she's fragile, and very precariously patched up,
and that I'll always be her punching bag,
and never let her fall any further than into love and outstretched arms.
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CrashBypass Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Yet again I prep myself, steel myself from the delectable encantations of your writing, and as quickly as i click on the link I am helplessly enthralled, Shea you are truly talented and if I ever write 10 % as well as you I'd be damn proud of it. Please when you get published, let us know here plz plz plz !!!
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SoImStillUnsure Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:blush: Oh dear! You're making me red as a tomato! :XD: Thank you so so so much for your kind words. In the unlikely case that I do, I'll definitely let everyone know - rather narcissiticly, I'm sure.
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shushie Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
very Andrea Gibson ;P
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SoImStillUnsure Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Asdfghjkl Thank yoooou.
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looneywizard Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
I'm very glad to see a new piece of writing for you, it seems to have been quite awhile since the last one. Its great to see you haven't lost your touch. I've always enjoyed reading what you post, and I hope to see you post more often if you so desire to grace us with your superb writing. No I'm not being sarcastic, and I know one day you may go pro and I'll have to start paying for your writing. As a loyal reader i can't wait to see whats next.
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SoImStillUnsure Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
O..h....oh my god. I...I don't even know what to say! That's the most amazing thing anyone's ever said to me about my writing. Thank you...thank you so much...you don't know how much that means to me!
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looneywizard Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
well,i have said it in the past and i believe its true even now. your writing is better than most and it can only improve with time as long as you keep at it. you haven't even took any collage level writing classes yet, have you? even if you don't always see the talent you have i'm sure those around you do, cause i know i do, and i've only seen what you post here. being young and talented as you are you havn't got to worry about your future as much as a non-talented person such as myself.
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SoImStillUnsure Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Aw now, don't let the pessimism go catching :3 Everybody finds their purpose - you and I included. But I must thank you again. You flatter me to no end :aww:
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looneywizard Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
i know i'll find my calling eventually, but right now i'm in an aweful long rut. thanks for reminding me all situations are temporary. oh, and i can't help but flatter when it's so nessasary. have a great time, and i hope to see more from you soon.
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Safira-San Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
This is beautiful. I've been meaning to write another poem for a while now but I don't think it could even come close to this :P I love it ^_^
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