young nights

young nights

by julie wan

Rolled down windows feeding hair between our teeth

Bass pulsating through our veins

an anthem to the young night

We run this velvet blue kingdom

bathe in the saccharine stain of streetlights

and stumble across the fast lane leading us nowhere

Anything to outrun the void within…

We wilt onto beds like frail orchids

eyelids drowsy while the bittersweet sun peeks through

Here our words lie unclad

stripped of make-believe

Worries and dreams and deep-rooted fears

are exchanged and tacitly kept secret

This shade of intimacy is only found in platonic love

It spills its intoxicating colors

and drowns our responsibilities

Maybe it helps us face the void within…

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