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December 11, 2013


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It’s hard to believe
It’s been six years since the Earthquake Café.
Since the Science Center froze our shadows on the wall.

I wonder if they’re still there.

Six years since we made people double-take,
Look crooked at us and issue back-hand compliments,
And I’d say, thanks? I think.

Since we were that pair of people.
Six years and still not comfortable
Calling it a couple, “it’s complicated”
That status on Facebook was made for us then.

Seventy-two moons since the solstice
Where you were the first
And the last
Person to ever make me blush.

You’ll have to forgive the nostalgia.
This is how I get closure,
And writing is so much cheaper than therapy.

A lost generation unto our selves,
Not quite Jay and Daisy
Maybe more F. Scott and Zelda
Maybe more than a little crazy,

And now you have this baby cutting teeth.
You have this something stable,
This foundation not built on fault lines.
This life not given to blackouts and tremors.

I’ll toast to that.

Let’s raise a glass to the long shot
The reminder that a hail Mary is both
A prayer and a pass.

Raise a glass
To being better parents than ours were.
Let the next generation be less lost than us.
More closure, more nostalgia.  Maybe a little history re-written?  I know I got the details right.  The bigger picture may be blurry.

No specific guidance to ask for this time.  I'd still like to know what people think.
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Given 2014-05-11
Earthquake Cafe by ThermadorianGrey "captures the essence of history as we live and make it, and creates a beautiful portrait of the tragedy in the art of living as we do" (suggester's words). ( Suggested by UnspecifiedUnknown and Featured by neurotype )
Echoed-Howl Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
That opening just sucked me in.
TheWeeLad Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
this is one of the most beautiful, poignant things I have ever read in my life, and personally coming from a fucked up home I know what the deal is, I know what the pain is and the fear that the collection of screw-ups that i believe that I am will end up being passed on, making me no better than the screw-ups that made me what I am. 

We end up feeling like we are alone in that darkness until someone like you writes something like this and then I realize that I am not so alone.

Thank you.
ThermadorianGrey Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
No, thank you.  To be honest, I wrote this piece for me, so it gladdens me greatly to know that it struck a chord with somebody else on a personal, as well as an aesthetic level.
SamHghs Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Can't even come up with anything, I just read it and really liked it. Very well done.
ThermadorianGrey Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
Right to the point.  I like it.  Thanks, homes.
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
ThermadorianGrey Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
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StormsAndSwallows Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student General Artist
very visual, love this :)
ThermadorianGrey Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
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