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Galaxies Came Between

He'd be typing away on his desk
with blueprints for the next big thing,
While I'd be staring off into the azure sky
appreciating the "insignificant" things

You really are a genius
in your field of technicalities,
with which you thoroughly water;
A wife, a place of your own,
and a destination in mind


You'll find me in the corner
(no not a corner... think rounded edges,
much more safe)
Half past ten, still in bed,
with rolls of cash in a Ziploc bed
(I'm not dealing and I'm sorry if I gave you that
impression... more likely
just a descendant of Scrooge)

Your perfectly organized life
(my just screw it attitude)
Well I must say you are on your way,
but where exactly too?

I solemnly wish
we had, but one thing
in common, dearest brother,
Even with the knowledge
that I wrote this for you
I'm sure deep down
you'd think this quite sappy

And being the person that I am
I'd immediately think of tree metaphors
(now what what rhymes with cedar?)

And being the person you are
you'd probably just go about your day
wondering about the latest Apple product

You live next door
and yet somehow
galaxies came between us,
Practical you gathered sticks and stones
for your shelter here on Earth

(I was too busy daydreaming
on Mars)

From the moment I opened my eyes
and peaked my little head out
from the pool in the backyard,
we were brothers, through and through

... so why do I have this nagging urge
to shake your hand and ask

"Have we met?"

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  1. Date: 10/24/2014 8:17:00 PM
    excellent pen i know families sometimes tim

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 10/26/2014 11:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    There are astronomical differences between my brother and me. But that doesn't mean that love isn't there - family is strong :)
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 12:56:00 AM
    a sad things how family became stranger because of the busy world has given us.. a really great write, Tim..

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 8:10:00 AM
    I've been seeing you around a lot lately, Timothy...are you fairly new here? You write splendid!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/16/2013 1:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you kindly Caleb!
  1. Date: 4/14/2013 12:33:00 PM
    This poem could have been written about me and my brother. That'sthe sign of a great poet, to touch people with their words. Wonderful write. Rick

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/15/2013 1:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm so happy you could connect with it Rick. That's all I really ask for when someone reads something of mine... to feel apart of it.
  1. Date: 3/25/2013 6:06:00 AM
    Very good read. Really enjoyed this one

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/10/2013 3:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Appreciate all your feedback... highly appreciated!
  1. Date: 3/24/2013 12:47:00 PM
    I can so relate to this one, my brother and I seem from different worlds and I guess that is okay. I do wish we had more to talk about. I am adding this to my favorites.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 3/24/2013 11:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    In all honestly I love my brother. I just find it really strange how two people who have known each other their whole lives can sit in a room and it's STILL awkward making a conversation. I'm quirky/creative... he's realistic/technical (those character traits are literally on opposites side of the brain)...