The Downlow

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austin, texas, United States
aspiring writer, English and journalism student, hails from Texas. likes include writing, coffee, books, whisky and people.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

the fires did declare us

Another bright morning,
an hour earlier than I normally wake 
and I slide up from the covers,
and out of my room.
The lights are almost always off in this apartment,
big windows overlooking sunbathed hills one way,
construction the other.
On the coffee table lies charcoal,
an etching on bright white paper,
a girl unclothed and turned away.
“Embarrased,” says my roommate.
I leave, start my day,
the morning ends,
but the girl stays,
akward and bent,
face turned away from the sunlight that fills the room.

Lightly edited. 

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