What's going on here?

What's going on here?
Well Amanda and Emily both have goals to write more. Amanda wants to write a poem and a half a day for the next year, while Emily wants to write for National Write a Novel Month (NaNoWriMo), which is usually in November, but she is going to do it from now until her mission on May 18th. Here is were you can follow us in our goals! Leave comments, encouragement, and what ever else you feel like.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tasting the Sky

I tasted the sky tonight.
Reached right on up
Grabbed a hold of it’s collar
And pulled myself right face to face.

I tasted it.
Opened my great big gob
Threw out my sickly shade of pink tongue
And tasted it.

It tasted like cigarette smoke
Like a thousand sweaty teenagers.
Like a sunrise on top of a mountain feeling the way you always want to feel.
Like cotton candy colored hair.
Like sunscreen and lake water.
Like hotdogs in the ball park with your mom cause your dad was too angry to take you.
Like grass cut fresh and strewn across a sidewalk.
Like sprinkler water.
Like your favorite form of facial hair.
Like your best friends tears.
Like gunpowder.
Like soot and ash.
Like a thousand different things.
The good and the bad and the beautiful and the distressing.
Everything combined to the taste of life.
And I could’ve eaten the whole sky.
I could have sat amongst the tree tops all night
And watched the yellow balloons pass by
But I decided I’d save you a slice.
So climb on up here.
Climb up next to me
And taste this sky.
And I can’t promise you you’ll like it.
But I can tell you I’ve never tasted anything more. 

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