On One Hand

April 20, 2005

Lesson

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It is the most beautiful emotion, and no poetry even from God’s own lips can compensate the ceasing of love. I once thought joy and sorrow exist in tandem, like the two motions of breath, and that each is the genesis of beauty. I now know there is no beauty in love’s severence; it is an ugly thing, and its points do not touch hearts but only dead white bone. The art in the prose that pours from heartbreak trembles before the ugliness of the wound that pours it; the loss of chance, of touch, of the slain potentiality of much more beautiful things – tracing tattoos with fingertips – singing in pair – driving to Seattle – trading deep pieces of light – pressing soft lips on old scars to heal – is shattered at the onset of abandonment. All scars once soothed by soft lips now bleed again.

I loved you, you asshole.

So much is given, then canceled at a loss. Lies cannot be forgiven the way other things can. So much is gouged out that can never be regrown. Life’s lessons are offered as insufficient compensation; the creation in agony does not nearly match what has been destroyed.

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9 Comments »

  1. Hey man, I’m sorry. I know how you feel… there is indeed no beauty in the severance of love.

    Comment by usp121sgn — April 20, 2005 @ 10:04 pm | Reply

  2. my god that is so sad

    Comment by twistedshroom — April 21, 2005 @ 3:35 am | Reply

  3. **HUG**

    There is one thing that I’ve learned from losing love; the next time you have it…you will cherish even more.

    Comment by surferboy_x — April 21, 2005 @ 8:33 am | Reply

  4. you’re totally hot…random fact of the day

    Comment by riflerere — April 21, 2005 @ 4:33 pm | Reply

    • Thanks! I can easily say, same to you. Add me if you want and I’ll do the same.

      Comment by ononehand — April 21, 2005 @ 5:09 pm | Reply

  5. You’re so very good with words.

    Comment by tempur_tempur — April 21, 2005 @ 10:00 pm | Reply

  6. I keep seeing you around campus!

    Comment by matthewtroxel — April 22, 2005 @ 11:27 pm | Reply


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