One Last Summer

One Last Summer

A Poem by Erin

Leaving childhood in the fall.


We are a typical date night movie

I wince at our cliché
The timing is never correct, for us.
And so, here it is.
We have cohabitated this same place for years;
Ignoring each other's existence and blocking out past words
And now,
with this reconciliation of body and mind,

I'm the one leaving.
Summer is fading,
This Oklahoma heat speeding up the decay of break, our time of sanctuary.

But we haven't ever had the chance to ripen.
Now I leave,
1500 miles isn't too much, is it?

A cooler climate.
“Collegiate Campus”

...but I'll miss these days.
Shoes off,
Holding your hand as we silently slip by your brother's room.

Kissing your fingertips and searching for a lost earring in the covers.
We argued Nietzche and cartoons in these lost hours.

Is this too personal a confession?
I would have laughed at anyone else,

Crying over a Bible-Belt, Midwest High-School romance before


Growing Up,
Moving to New F*****g York.
My skinny little life-wrecker,
I love you.

© 2010 Erin

Author's Note

I'm not sure if this is done yet.

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excellent write

Posted 6 Years Ago

It's been so long since I got to read your awesome awesome poetry and yet I still find myself so in love with your style. I hope you continue writing.

Posted 6 Years Ago

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Posted 7 Years Ago

Hahahaha, that was really sweet, really sad, but absolutely enjoyable. I wouldn't change a thing, I really think it's perfect as it stands.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Even if it's not done like you say, it's still a great piece of work. Because it's so "personal a confession", the poem becomes far more meaningful.

Posted 7 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Somehow, I think you're wiser than your years. Very well done. Oh, and try not to fear change, for it is often the only thing that can move you forward.

Posted 7 Years Ago

so beautiful and lovely and sad, all at once. Great word choice. I hope you arent done, because i would love to read on.

Posted 7 Years Ago

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I really enjoyed this write. It is well expressive. Love is just that Love! what does love really m,ean who really knows. Like this.

Posted 7 Years Ago

I agree with Silent Scream, this is such an enchanting piece. I can so never has good timing... i had a very similar situation happen to me just before me and my boy left for school. we had always had the chance to be, but didnt pursue it until almost too late.
great piece, i really love this. it is so honest i can relate so much

Posted 7 Years Ago

One you said you were moving to New York
I do believe you said it all.. A very enchanting
write :)

Posted 7 Years Ago

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Added on August 13, 2010
Last Updated on August 13, 2010



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