Water Color Spreads (and it’s permanent)

Dedicated to the girl in apartment 1207, room B: a collection of incomplete works

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She’s a writer too: poems, songs, and short fiction. One day, she’ll be the next J.K. Rowling. Today, she’s a friend and an inspiration. She taught me that friendship is like water color. With the right amount of moisture, the paint spreads uncontrollably. Once it dries, the page becomes stained, but the details of the piece are adjustable with another dab of water.

 

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“When with Julia”

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I’ll miss these rainy days
when we sit inside,
right by the window.
Just a pane of glass
between us and the world.
A slab of wood
between you and myself,
the droplets sliding down
this transparent wall,
blurring what we can see beyond.

I know that very soon, the sun
will come out from hiding,
painting a few colors across the sky
and taking away the raindrops that
currently decorate our world.
You, no longer in front of me,
wearing that olive green coat
and serious yet vulnerable expression,
will no longer be across the table from me,
but on the other side of this window
when the rainy days return.

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It’s the silence that hugs us tight,
the one that might eventually
decide
it’s time we part
from our twenty two year old selves.

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I look at you
And I see poetry,
I see rhythm,
I see a soul.
Old or young,
You’re filled inside
With something more
Than just biology.
Compassion
Intelligence
Passion
Faith
Strength
Strength
Strength.
I look at you
And I know you
Didn’t become this person
By any accident,
That you
Are you
Due to life’s
Circumstances
Which make you more
Than just a
Beating heart.
You are
Much more than simply
Being.

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portrait of a friend | watercolor | MJ

HAIKU:

I hope we aren’t just this moment,
That we are neither time nor space,
Unless all of it.

………………………….Not just one moment,
………………………….Neither time nor space we are,
………………………….Unless all of both.

……………………………………………………..Not just one moment:
……………………………………………………..We are neither time nor space,
……………………………………………………..Unless each be one.

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M.J.: 04/10/2017

 

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