Yours to Hold ~ 2Chapter Two ~ Something I Can Never HaveYours to Hold ~ 2 by Storyteller21
“Elena, you’re not eating,” Nora prodded the plate towards her as if the closer proximity would entice her to eat.
Elena glanced up at the peanut butter sandwich that had been nudged in her direction. “Sorry, I was looking at the want ads,” she replied, but made no move to pick up her sorry excuse for breakfast.
“You’ve been home for three days and you haven’t left the house,” Nora observed worriedly. “Have you called your friends or... What was that boy’s name? Dylan?”
“No, I haven’t called anyone,” Elena replied and circled a ‘help wanted’ ad for the second morning in a row. She felt oddly glad that it hadn’t been taken yet. She wasn’t very sure if she wanted a job this summer, but she could use a
Hand and foot, Hip and breastHear the ever-wonderful TwilightPoetess read this aloud here!Hand and foot, Hip and breast by LiliWrites
And now I understand the depths
to which a woman must sink, must
dig herself into, must push past with hand
and foot, hip and breast. It is not light I seek
but solidness. Not spring air soft against
my cheek, but the scalding touch of lava
forced for so long to be silent and still
now worming through a cracked
and weeping crust. It seeks explosions
because affection must be dramatic.
But the sky will not love it
as thoroughly as I do.
And now I understand the impossible
permanence of night-lit words.
They linger in the valley between my wrist
and fingers; stow themselves in my freckles.
I cannot erase their presence, ignore
their weight -- only hope for a lover
who will burn away your shape.
But I understand hope to be a fickle
and most unfortuna
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