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Knowing that you're away is uneasy,
Your beauty, your smile drives me crazy
Longing for your touch which warms me so,
For once I hold onto you, I'll never let go
Everyday I have an urge to call you,
To tell you, to show you how much I Love You
My heart aches for your return,
Any longer apart my heart will surely burn
These sacred words are from the heart,
So that you know we're never apart...
Teenage TaoismGiving birth is the closest I’d ever felt to dying.
Before that, my near death experiences had consisted only of my silent announcement of pregnancy—silent, being that my social media accounts were all deleted almost simultaneously and I never returned to school in the fall, saying without really saying that I had caught the malicious disease of “teenage pregnancy”. I’m sure the whisper spread in the hallways like the Bubonic Plague. That September, sitting at home on what would have been the first day of my senior year, I imagined friends I’d never talk to again saying “she was only seventeen, and so full of life!” at my absence in the cafeteria tables, as if they were attending my funeral instead of talking about me behind my back.
"Full of life," I had snorted then, folding a never ending stream of what had once been my own baby clothes. "Literally."
I walked around like a zombie for the months of my pregnancy, deciding t
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