either/or

A Poem By Madeline // 2/9/2018

you said
I believe in rainy days
saturn's rays
and mazes that take a heartbreak
to get through

I said
that's untrue
I've seen you
pledging, openly loving
or was it
lovingly open?

either/or, you replied your hand
a white-slab slice through
our galaxy,
either way, you drew
division in a million ways, you knew
religion
for another
and I didn't

all the same you said with
sugar-coated teeth, a beam
glaringly at me and where went the gap
where our friendship used to sleep?

it was the first time I needed to miss it.

Comments

This has the feel of a really

This has the feel of a really deep, coming-of-age song. I like it.

Damaris Ann | Fri, 02/09/2018

I don’t thrive off of chaos: chaos thrives off of me.

Somehow I feel so sorrowful

Somehow I feel so sorrowful when I read this. Like something was lost forever. I'm not sure exactly if that's what you wanted me to take away, but its vagueness, I think, added to the deep beauty. This part was my favorite:

all the same you said with
sugar-coated teeth, a beam
glaringly at me and where went the gap
where our friendship used to sleep?

it was the first time I needed to miss it.

Libby | Mon, 02/12/2018

“The gospel alone is the power of God unto salvation.
Therefore, suffer, yes. Be misunderstood, yes. Be shamed, yes. But do not be ashamed. For the joy set before you, take up your cross, follow Jesus, be shamed and despise the shame!" -- John Piper

Days, rays, and mazes-- your

Days, rays, and mazes-- your ear for sound is so fine-tuned and you put dazzling images in my mind. "Where went the gap where our friendship used to sleep?" That line made me gasp, with its metaphysical beauty.

Sarah Bethany | Sun, 02/11/2018

I love this,

I love this, Maddie--especially "I believe in rainy days/saturn's rays"

Erin | Wed, 02/14/2018

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

Navigation

User login

Please read this before creating a new account.