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Last Moments

'Cause nothing feels like home, you're a thousand miles away
And the hardest part of living
Is just taking breaths to stay'
This is my favorite quote from my favorite song, because I feel as though it really captures how we feel when people we love leave us.  My best friend and I sang this on a beach in the rain two years ago, not long before he left my life.  Sometimes I see him in the street and think I wonder if he ever felt like this.

Damp sand between our freezing toes, stuck together in clumps
Like those special summer days, that bled into one another

The air was ice that wrapped its bony fingers
Around our shaking wrists, and fingers and throats

We sang to warm our bones

Sang to a faceless being
To the raging ocean's hands that grasped towards us, ever closer

Sang to the clouds, that danced to our tune
Their massive grey shapes shaping and misshaping the sky

Sang to Time
Our fingernails sifting through, our last few moments

And we were sad but we were living; miserable at best.

Miserable at Best – Mayday Parade.

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  1. Date: 7/28/2011 2:11:00 PM
    a deep, brooding piece glazed with such languid tonality, grace... fascinating! :) hugggs, nette

  1. Date: 7/28/2011 8:41:00 AM
    As I am enjoying reading your very creative writing today I would like to thank you for sharing it with us Gracie. Hoping you have a very inspiration filled day with loads of joy and laughter. Love, Carol