The Cicadas Didn't Sing
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kj_devon Twenty-two years of words, here, now.
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I can't stop mourning the kiss they never had, reverent innocence, seventeen, lost.

The Cicadas Didn't Sing

I can't stop mourning the kiss they never had.

I can't stop mourning the kiss they never had. summer sweat and the tingling of lips,

I can't stop mourning the kiss they never had. summer sweat and the tingling of lips, sensation that they are still moving,

I can't stop mourning the kiss they never had. summer sweat and the tingling of lips, sensation that they are still moving, reverent innocence,

goofy smiles and faux- nonchalant silence as they drive home

goofy smiles and faux- nonchalant silence as they drive home or into eternity,

goofy smiles and faux- nonchalant silence as they drive home or into eternity, twisted fate.

If her time was to be ephemeral-

If her time was to be ephemeral- gone before the sun could set on adolescence,

If her time was to be ephemeral- gone before the sun could set on adolescence, her dreams and intentions so

If her time was to be ephemeral- gone before the sun could set on adolescence, her dreams and intentions so abruptly

If her time was to be ephemeral- gone before the sun could set on adolescence, her dreams and intentions so abruptly snatched,

If her time was to be ephemeral- gone before the sun could set on adolescence, her dreams and intentions so abruptly snatched, before she could even taste them,

If her time was to be ephemeral- gone before the sun could set on adolescence, her dreams and intentions so abruptly snatched, before she could even taste them, her mother's arms empty,

why couldn't she have had just one,

why couldn't she have had just one, or one more,

why couldn't she have had just one, or one more, foot popping,

why couldn't she have had just one, or one more, foot popping, disorienting,

why couldn't she have had just one, or one more, foot popping, disorienting, time-stopping,

why couldn't she have had just one, or one more, foot popping, disorienting, time-stopping, stars-orbit-around-them,

wonder-if-my-mom-can-tell,

wonder-if-my-mom-can-tell, write-bad-poems-in-my- bedroom,

wonder-if-my-mom-can-tell, write-bad-poems-in-my- bedroom, text-my-friends-and-they all-scream-in-unison,

wonder-if-my-mom-can-tell, write-bad-poems-in-my- bedroom, text-my-friends-and-they all-scream-in-unison, cicadas-sing-their-sonnet

wonder-if-my-mom-can-tell, write-bad-poems-in-my- bedroom, text-my-friends-and-they all-scream-in-unison, cicadas-sing-their-sonnet Kiss?

but

but they

but they didn't

but they didn't sing

but they didn't sing that

but they didn't sing that summer

but they didn't sing that summer.

buried deep

buried deep beneath the overgrowth

buried deep beneath the overgrowth of backcountry

buried deep beneath the overgrowth of backcountry roads

buried deep beneath the overgrowth of backcountry roads,

as if silent by solidarity

as if silent by solidarity,

as if silent by solidarity, mute with grief

as if silent by solidarity, mute with grief,

waiting

waiting for

waiting for the

waiting for the rains

waiting for the rains to

waiting for the rains to pass

waiting for the rains to pass.

waiting for the rains to pass. K.J. Devon

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