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Old Movies / Rainy Days

Cicadas and Thunder

By sleepy draftsPublished 28 days ago β€’ 1 min read
Top Story - June 2024

I feel like a raisin.

You look like a grape.

Last night was fucked.

It was good to see you laugh.

Want a drag?

This rooftop has good air.

I wonder what all those people down there did.

Nothing as fun as us.

Ate a home-cooked meal or watched TV. Something nice.

Something normal.

I dropped my phone in the toilet again at The Brooklyn.

Somehow it still turns on.

It's so dark out.

I see an old movie.

Is this played out?

I only watch classics.

Can you light me up?

Did you burn out?

I feel it.

Take your sunglasses off.

Give me yours.

Your lenses are nearly black.

Your world is in sepia.

Everything is limestone and overcast.

You look like James Dean.

You look like rain.

I hear cicadas.

I hear thunder.

This heat smells like Vegas.

Your sunglasses smell like cigarettes.

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  1. Compelling and original writing

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Comments (28)

  • C_M_Estrada23 days ago

    Brought me back to my college days. good job

  • Ali SP25 days ago

    I loved this conversation poem and how creative it is. Congratulations on top story!

  • Masterful and engaging dialogue. Really worked well and congratulations on the TS

  • Karun 25 days ago

    I get reminded of a Dampy rain and its organic smell

  • Caroline Craven26 days ago

    Love this. Reminds me of boozy nights out at uni. Great top story.

  • Fly Alone26 days ago

    So creative and so different.

  • Congrats on your top story.

  • You're back and in great form. Great to see you again!!! Love this poem, so much to say and done in Em's inimitable style!!!

  • Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! πŸŽ‰πŸ’–πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸ’–πŸŽŠ

  • Andrea Corwin 27 days ago

    Great dialogue and the last two lines - imaginative, perfect!! Congrats on TSπŸŽ‰

  • The Dani Writer27 days ago

    Amazeballs-levels dialogue poem! You left impressive in the rearview. Absolutely awesome!

  • Love the imagery that this created in my mind, felt like I was right there. Well deserving of top story!

  • Stunning and captivating as always! Adore and appreciate you and your work ❀️

  • this made me think of my daughter somehow...:)

  • A viscerally sensory whirlwind of palpable energy and fervor!! πŸ’πŸ’

  • kp27 days ago

    back and brilliant as everπŸ’™

  • Paul Stewart27 days ago

    Not shocked at all to see this get Top Story - congrats Em!

  • Ameer Bibi27 days ago

    Many congratulations on TS Really love this piece of writing

  • Sherif Saad27 days ago

    I Liked it so much

  • D. J. Reddall27 days ago

    Spartan and smooth--not an easy combination to achieve. Nicely done!

  • Hannah Moore27 days ago

    I feel kind of itchy reading this, like I haven't slept.

  • Yayyyyyyy, you're backkkkk!! Gurl you fell off the face of the Earth!! Hope you're doing well. Sending you lots of love and hugs ❀️ Loved your take on this challenge!

  • Kalina Bethany28 days ago

    Nice vulnerability and great poetry, Em! Glad your writing on Vocal again!! :)

  • This is such a great dialogue poem. Your poetry is always so beautiful! I loved the emotions each voice brings out and different perspectives. Great poem!

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