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The Day the World Ended

May 2, 2014
By J.Dillinger PLATINUM, South Plainfield, New Jersey
J.Dillinger PLATINUM, South Plainfield, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Whatever you are feeling right now, there is a mathematical certainty someone is feeling the exact same way. This isn't to say you aren't special. This is to say thank God you aren't special."
- Neil Hilborn

She gave me that look she does and said, “I hope you find happiness.”
I was going to tell her I already did but didn’t,
Because my reasoning was walking out my door.
They always say don’t build your happiness around people.
My question is, if not people, then what?
You can’t fall asleep next to a paycheck.
You can’t kiss an education good night.
You can’t dream of mornings and sunlight with Iphones,
And you certainly can’t make love to your car (though some try.)
I leaned in the doorway and watched her drive off.
I then marvelled at the empty drawers and vacant bed sheets
And how little of my life had remained in one piece.
All that was left of her were bobby pins beside the sink.
It was overcast outside and rather humid
And as I read over the last love letter I would ever write
To her, I decided it was best to never send it.
I folded it and pressed it between two books of poems
And sat down to stare outside the window.
The clouds told me it was going to rain,
But how was I to know it would do so inside?

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