Clovers




1. Watch your back, they say. The stop lights are dimming and the highway seems longer than it’s supposed to.
2. “I learned how to swim, mama,” or “I learned how to let something hold me up, mama,” or “I’m giving something to opportunity to take me, mama,” or, or, or,
3. Is your last thought at night of who it’s supposed to be?
4. If you leave a light on for too long, it burns out. You can’t postpone a peak.
5. Ticking clock or beating heart? Am I early? If so, can I refuse to go home?
6. I’ll listen to the same song forever, but please don’t look into my eyes for too long.
7. There are 28,835 days to learn 1,035,877 words (Est. October 25th, 2016).
8. If love leaves, where does it go? Is it safe wherever it ends up? I hope it always has someone to hold.
9. Close your eyes. How long can you keep them shut before getting excited?
10. Bad habits die hard but good habits die harder.
11. My subconscious has the opportunity to be a pathological liar.
12. Exactly how far away am I from the exit, I ask.
13. Who’s watching my back when I’m not?

Text and Visual by Angelic Crisostomo

4 comments

  1. I love this because of the context of the piece is revealed as you read it. So minimal, but it speaks volumes.

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  2. My favorites:
    9. Close your eyes. How long can you keep them shut before getting excited?
    10. Bad habits die hard but good habits die harder.
    11. My subconscious has the opportunity to be a pathological liar.
    12. Exactly how far away am I from the exit, I ask.

    I honestly love these.

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  3. "11. My subconscious has the opportunity to be a pathological liar." i connect with this on a deeper level

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