Map

Map

A Poem by Rachel Anderson
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Inspired by the nights I've spent with a beautiful girl, I trace the lines our bodies make as we hold each other.

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Lying next to her, I draw a map.
I see the lanes of our legs swerve and bend as they intersect,
the traffic lights of our hips as they press together,
the sound of our breaths collide with the noise of engines.
I memorize the paths our fingers take as they melt together.

I breathe her in.
The smell of her hair like rain on the highway,
Skin so soft,
like the wind as it seeps through the cracks of the window,
her lips like the caress of warm sunlight holding me in this moment.

I draw her name on street signs and store fronts
and ask her neck for directions as my tongue travels
the turnpike of her collarbone.

And in this moment, I don't care what they think of us.
I don't even care what she thinks of herself,
Because I will carry her baggage until the end of time,
or at least to the car so we can drive.

Drive.

Drive until we escape their stares
and only follow the map we've made from the
nights where I lie next to her as she begs for love,
the love that she already has.
Her eyes pay the tolls as she cries, but I will hold her
until she realizes that she is far too good for me
or until our map outgrows these pages.

© 2014 Rachel Anderson



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Wow. I am stunned. This is the exact definition of how I feel when I'm in that moment. This is a great poem. Intimate,passionate, intense, but loving.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Very well said. You express yourself in your writing very well. I like this.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rachel Anderson

3 Years Ago

Glad you enjoyed it!
A lovely descriptive piece. Good work Rachel

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rachel Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thank you :)
This is very personal and sweet and tragic all at once, I love it! You never dissapoint.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rachel Anderson

3 Years Ago

Aw thank you!! :D
is this suppose to be an erotic poem saying explore my body?

Posted 3 Years Ago


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this is beautiful

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rachel Anderson

3 Years Ago

I'm glad you like it. :)
Winchester Saltgunner

3 Years Ago

:)

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Added on April 29, 2014
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Tags: love, lbgtq, poem, poetry, map, metaphor, sad, happy, depression, dark, life, adventure, hope, pain, story, teen, spoken word

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Rachel Anderson
Rachel Anderson

Morganton, GA



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Note: All thumbnails are my own photos unless told otherwise in the Author's note. Thank you. My name is Rachel. I'm a sophomore in college studying communication sciences and disorders. I love wri.. more..

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