Tohuw (thesescarsspeak) wrote in excuse_me___,

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It's best to say goodbye before you leave.

A fool's hope-- to wait, to wander across ideals, to seek justice in the irreconcilable void between the rain that falls on the righteous and the dew that condenses thick on your windshield. The white glare of headlights, the sickening lurch of friction losing to liquid and inertia, the brilliant flash of a whole life lived without much subject matter flashing before my eyes-- I know what's going to happen next. I wait for the crash, expecting the shattered windows and pow, the airbag in my face. I'm too panicked to be serene and too awed to be terrified.

This is the shortest distance between the two points: first we take a long car ride to talk about what's wrong with us, now we meet death, the dangerous pickup truck, pseudo-grinning with it's rusty flat metal grille. We connect the lines to finish the conversation we had only barely started. In a few seconds, I see every word from your lips; I'm frantically trying to lip-read you. It isn't going so well, and that familiar sense of failure is there. I only remember it as being an awake dream because halfway through, shrapnel interrupted the projector between my ears and split my skull open.

-Ron Adams
(formerly theshadowcaste)
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