Untitled No. 17

Untitled No. 17

A Poem by Maddi Snowden

Your lips made a guest appearance in tonight's sky.
I'd never thought I'd see that
array of colors in my life again
That delicate rose color that traced
my lips in the dead of winter.
Did you leave bruises on the sky like you did on me?
It sure looks like it.
The purple flower you gave me on my neck is wilting.
I guess it's due to the lack of air your lips
haven't been breathing into it each night.
What I'm trying to say is I need you.

The stars look like they're dancing with the clouds.
I'd never think that the sky,
so tough and vacant could look so soft.
I felt the same way the first time you told me you loved me.
I'd never seen a rock look like a petal until that night.
I'm sorry I couldn't say it back.
I'm sorry I didn't say it when I felt it.
What I'm trying to say is I love you too.

There's something so strange about the way
the sky can bleed into purple then drift back to
shades of red that only
anatomy can depict.
I think that's how I felt about you.
The borders between us melted, and
soon we were a leading world power,
setting an example of how to burn your
country to the ground with a face of beauty.
What I'm trying to say is you destroyed me.

What it comes down to is this,
there will always be a sunrise
and a sunset but I've never seen a
sky like this this before.
And there will always be boyfriends
and strangers and people you will never see again,
but I've never met a person like


© 2014 Maddi Snowden

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I absolutely love this poem. I honestly love it. Please keep posting your work on this website, because I love good writing.

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Maddi Snowden
Maddi Snowden

Seattle, WA

My name is Maddi and I enjoy writing. I began writing poetry when I was in 4th grade and recently picked it up again. Along with some of my poetry, I post original artwork/photography intended to go.. more..