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i am three-hundred-sixty-six seconds too late.

i wake up late 
every morning.  
barely dress myself.  
i leave late because 
i forget it is winter 
and there is frost 
on my car.  i get to school 
too late 
to get a good parking space.
and somehow my work is always
turned in just
a little too late.

i am three-hundred-sixty-six minutes too late.
i leave school every day 
at the last late bell.
jump in my car,
get home for dinner too late.
skip it because
one meal a day is quite enough.
i stay up late.
late into the hours.
no one knows just what i even do
when it is one a.m. and
the rain is pelting my window.  sometimes
i wish i could be like the rain.
sometimes, instead of going against
the clock, i wish i could
run with the wind.  float.  fly.
but i am always too late.

and it seems,
i am not just three-hundred-sixty-six seconds or
three-hundred-sixty-six minutes or
even three-hundred-sixty-six hours
too late.

i am three-hundred-sixty-six days too late.
the new year passes me up
each time.
i'm not afraid of hell anymore after what you put me through.
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blubbityblub Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
this is beautiful, heart-breaking, upsetting, inspiring. I know nothing about you, so nothing i can say will make things better, but i just want to tell you that some ships sink in stormy seas but others find safe harbour. Stay strong. :)
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A-Lovely-Anxiety Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thank you
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BlueDiamondSnow Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, how I relate to this poem! and I love this part:"sometimes, instead of going against the clock, i wish i could run with the wind.  float.  fly."~Maybe we aren't meant to run on a schedule?
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A-Lovely-Anxiety Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thank you.
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Phan5everx2 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
"the new year passes me up each time" beyond true. so many things to do...
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A-Lovely-Anxiety Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
indeed.
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your-methamphetamine Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student Writer
I love the progression in this piece. those last lines are so relatable. I can't.

I love this.
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A-Lovely-Anxiety Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you so much :heart:
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PillowRabbit Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautifully written.
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A-Lovely-Anxiety Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you :heart:
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