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she is finely wired
and defined.
she likes opposites
and nuances
in her life
but too much of a good thing
worries her
and she cannot read in the dark
without wishing
she was somewhere else
and that her parents
had never met
or that autumn
would not keep her waiting.

men cannot speak
when they first see her
pass a window
and they adore
how she refuses
to ride on trains
or eat oranges
without having her best shoes on.
she likes their compliments
and how the morning
smells like brown paper
after it rains
and the steam
that crinkles out of paper cups
full of coffee.

but she doesn't smile,
because she is afraid
that once she starts
she will not be able to stop
and her mother once told her
the shape of frown
is better suited
to her complexion
and makes her
hang beautiful
in the evening
where you forget to

put her away.
...
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:iconperidot-magelette:
peridot-magelette Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Oh dear. I really like the little details here- her shoes, oranges, the smell of the morning. This is quite elegantly melancholy.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks - I was aiming for that!
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:iconperidot-magelette:
peridot-magelette Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Mission accomplished!
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alivethroughart Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this is great! - you really know women and their nuances and can describe that for us so vividly :wow:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks - I appreciate those kind words very much.
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:iconcrimzonrose:
CrimzonRose Featured By Owner May 12, 2012   Writer
I read this again and it was if it was new, freshly written and just as potent as it was the first time I read it and it touched a nerve. :rose:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much. I like revisiting it as well. Some make me cringe...
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Mortuelle Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
but she doesn't smile,
because she is afraid
that once she starts
she will not be able to stop

this part saddens me.
i get it.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Writer
I think we have all felt like that, and about crying as well.
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:iconmortuelle:
Mortuelle Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
crying...yes. but it's not the same. it's really not.
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HourglassOfLostTime Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
bravo 1_~
Nice twist at the end
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks. I wasn't quite sure where this one was headed...
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:iconjade-pandora:
jade-pandora Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Brendan, may I join with the others who welcome seeing you again - and to also add that you take the time you need, whatever the reason is. <3
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks very much, love...and for hanging in at WS. It is a pleasure to be back...and to read your words again.
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:iconjade-pandora:
jade-pandora Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
:thanks:
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:iconponddreamer:
PondDreamer Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So good to see you dear Brendan! :)
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks...I am getting there. When the dust settles a bit, I need to fill you in on details.
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:iconponddreamer:
PondDreamer Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome...but please don't rush if
you're not up to it. Its wonderful seeing
you, make no mistake about that, but I
know how detrimental it can be pushing yourself
when you're not fully prepared. I do look forward to
catching up with you, you have been sorely missed
my friend. :heart:
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:iconalecbell:
AlecBell Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
A fascinating description, Brendan.
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Professional Writer
Many thanks.I have missed reading your work and am glad to once again enjoy it.
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:iconalecbell:
AlecBell Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
It's good to see you posting again, Brendan!
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:iconjimfleming:
jimfleming Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
What delicious melancholy this is....
Beauty has a price, I suppose, sometimes...
You have been missed.
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Professional Writer
Everything has a price, I suppose...and most of the time, it is worth it. Thanks very much!
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:iconjimfleming:
jimfleming Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
My sincere pleasure :)
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:icondpdmstla:
dpdmstla Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
You have no idea how happy I was to see your work come up again in my messages. Welcome back, and I'm glad to see you're as phenomenal with words as always. :)
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks! I am working on a full comeback...getting their slowly but surely.
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dpdmstla Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Looking forward to it! :D
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful! I have missed your work, Brendan!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks. That means a lot. I am glad you enjoy it.
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:iconneoyao:
NeoYao Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Student General Artist
I like it!
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks very much. I appreciate it!
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:iconnotalabaster:
NotAlabaster Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You never say too much but just enough to give every word meaning and importance.

Perfect
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks, I like to let the reader fill in the story as much as possible.
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:iconnotalabaster:
NotAlabaster Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Well it works beautifully :)
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:iconscarletwave:
scarletwave Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Oh well ouch. And just amazingly written as ever, my friend. It is touching and stinging and perfect and beautiful. :hug:
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:iconpoisonedkitty:
Poisonedkitty Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
It is very nice to see something from you again, even if it is 'just' an updated one.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks. I am working on a consistent return...I should be back for good in mid-May. I am trying to lure my muse back. All the drama and trauma drove her away.
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Written-in-ambrosia Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
fantastic <3 :)
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks - I am so glad you liked it.
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dAb-blingin-art Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
WOW! i love it!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks! That is nice to hear.
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:icondab-blingin-art:
dAb-blingin-art Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Welcome dear man!
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:iconseabats:
seabats Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
beautiful :heart:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Writer
I am glad you like it. Thanks!
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Daft-Enigma Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful, simply beautiful.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks very much. I appreciate it.
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moon-sorceress Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
I would say that was a grand entrance!!! Welcome back, this is beyond amazing. I love the
"and she cannot read in the dark
without wishing
she was somewhere else". I always put myself into another world or story!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks. It is going to be awhile before I am back fully, but I am making a start.
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:iconmoon-sorceress:
moon-sorceress Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
And I am here for you, waiting and listening.
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mj-magic Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm so happy that you're back and sharing your beautiful work! :hug:

i love this one, ahh the mystery of women...

isn't it fun tryin' to figure us out!? ;P
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