Is the feeling of you smiling
While I kiss you.
I could casually stroll around the planet, a few times even, before I could even entertain the idea of not thinking about you.
I just wanna feel
The curves of your body
The cushion of your kiss
And the warmth of your love
Why I always feel so cooped up when I go back home from school. I don’t walk anywhere. I use that time here in Flagstaff, between classes or just on a nice day, to walk around and just think. It gives me a chance to think my thoughts away and formulate feeling. I cannot wait for the next time I’m in Scottsdale, because. I’m going to walk all over the place.
Now my living room sounds like a robot marching band is cruising through.
You should learn to skateboard.
It is cheap and fun.
It is something you can do when you are alone
or with friends.
Once you learn, you can hang out late at night in parking lots for hours and hours
(and you don’t even have to be high).
Also you can talk to others about skateboarding
and it will make them think you are cool
and they will give you things
like free stickers, or invitations to parties
with lots of guys at them.
If you get good
you can jump over all sorts of things
like cars, and European streets, and statues, and off small buildings.
and people will take pictures of you
which is nice (for later, to show your kids).
If you get really good,
maybe someone will pay you
to take pictures, and make videos of you jumping off all sorts of crap
and they will put you on billboards
and benches where homeless people sleep
and your name will be on thousands of pairs of shoes.
Maybe you will have a video game with you in it
or a TV show where you shoot your friends with weapons.
Or maybe not.
Maybe you will just keep doing it and no one will really care how good you are
and you will just use your skateboard to ride down the street
to buy some beer
when your “old lady” takes off with the car.
It’s up to you I guess.
Like anything else.
But you should definitely learn.
It will be worth it
in the long run.
That he doesn’t tell her
When he is thinking about her,
When he misses her,
Or when he found someone new.
If he surprises her,
If he sends her love poems,
If he sweeps her off her feet
just to see her smile light up the sky,
If he even cares.
Is their love
In their gaze,
Is their compassion
In their kiss,
Does she remember
Because I do.
October Sky x Jason Laumeyer
Photos from my texting machine.
Photo from Jason’s texting machine.