Normality

Normality

A Poem by L.A.
"

If but for a moment, the world was normal...

"
A loud techno song.
Her laugh ringing in my ears.
The flashing traffic lights.
Green. Yellow. Red.

I breathe in everything.
The smell of her,
the distant scent of the old candy wrappers
in the dirty cup holders.

Her sister and mom dance like maniacs in the front
while she and I do the lawnmower in the backseat.
I laugh and lean against her.
We stop at a red light.

The moon filters in
through the darkened windows.
Everyone is glowing.
Everyone is beautiful.

I close my eyes.
I wish we could stay at this stoplight
forever.
No more drama.
No more worries.
Just...Normal.

My heart is warm now.
Her majestic voice flows into my ears.
I hold onto her more tightly,
afraid to let go.

Then, suddenly,
the light changes to green.
The van is lurching forward.
The world has started to spin again.

And I soon know
that we can never go back to perfect.
Tomorrow will just be another day,
and she will be someone else.

© 2011 L.A.


Author's Note

L.A.
I miss you, Joy.

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But the joy remains through this amazing piece.

Posted 11 Years Ago



...beautiful closing stanza...truly original and moving.

steel

Posted 13 Years Ago


Absolutely wonderful writing. The reader has a clear vision of the scene, can even hear the music, and also feel the moment as it approaches freeze frame. Honest emotion. Writing helps one get through. Excellent poem.

Posted 13 Years Ago


Nice piece! And I'm really sorry.....:(

Posted 13 Years Ago


HEIL CHIYO-SAMA
SHE IS WORTHY OF OUR PRAISE!

(xD sorry)

Posted 13 Years Ago



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