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The Day Before and The Day After

Updated on July 19, 2013

Smile

My mouth curves,

reflexively

nerves dancing of their own accord

and the place I go

is where you belong to me

a journey to where

I possess all of you

no impediments we find

no pain caused by our exisitence

Find me there

where thoughts of you

chasing the ghosts that you call by name

fill my spaces

And I smile

Out of Step

Measures of everyday

stretch out like hollow sounds,

across hours

Dissonance of heart

like a wrong note played

in a similar orchestra

melodies play

attempting time and meter

no longer rich,

familiar tune,

no longer bright

a metronome one beat off

every third chord.

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      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you very much Jamie! I love your comments. You are very generous!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      5 years ago from Reno NV

      Well written with strong metaphors and a natural rhythm. Jamie

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you Theresa! And I can't either. They really were written a day apart....and I can't seperate them and pick a favorite anymore than I can pick apart the experience! Glad you liked the musical nods. I come by that honestly too. We use everything, right? I appreciate the share too!

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      Theresa Ast 

      5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      I love both of these and I couldn't pick a favorite. Wonderful images, rich sound and tone. I love all the musical references. Good Work. Sharing. Theresa

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Yes, indeed. It happens sometimes that people come into our lives for a short time, when we need them. Thanks for the visit and the read!

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      Jose Velasquez 

      5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      It sounds like you really enjoyed spending time with someone, then you were sad to see them leave.

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you Kathryn, I think perhaps things are both pretty and sad. Thanks for reading these two, they are quite special to me.

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      Kathryn 

      5 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Well, that is sad but also pretty. They are interesting contrasts.

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you very much

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      Jim Higgins 

      5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      "One beat off..." that is a great line.

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      JayDeck 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Always.

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you for reading

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      JayDeck 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      The metronome is a particularly powerful metaphor. Keep sharing!

      -J

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