For the one who’s 7,433 miles away

Remember me like this;
digging my nails into my
palms in search of all
the words that escape me,
gritting my teeth in hopes
that the right vocabulary
will eventually save me.

Remember me like this;
rummaging through tragedies
looking for hidden pieces
of me, dissecting catastrophes
in search of subtle beauty.

Remember me like this;
lips seeking refuge beneath
my teeth whenever they
resist the urge to speak,
tongue tapping melodies onto
skin until I forget how to

Remember me like this;
palms always open and
welcoming, but never really
knowing how to receive things

Remember all of this, and
how I forget my
strengths sometimes.

Remember how I always hated
that my silence was a far more
articulate speaker than I,

remember how I always
wore my loneliness with my
head held high.

Remember how my passions
always turned my palms into

When I’m gone, please
only remember me like


One thought on “For the one who’s 7,433 miles away

  1. Remember me like this;
    my hands trembling like the leaves of an aspen in the breeze..
    my brain freezing as the eyes try to see you from 7,433 miles away..
    my heart skipping beats to form a rhyme..of love it sings..

    Please only remember me like this…

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