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This will be the Christmas I remember
stringing popcorn and cranberries for hours
to wrap around the tree

the lightly buttered popcorn, all we could find
musking fresh pine- and a smidge of blood,
won over by the needle. The year of a

mostly empty apartment: the plain
white walls and black metal chair
we use as a TV stand.  Telling ourselves

we're not broke; we choose to live like this:
nomads with little to grab
when we get out and go

and one buttered Christmas tree
adorned with blue lights
and beer corks.
#35 - Christmas 2012
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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   Writer
The year of a

mostly empty apartment: the plain
white walls and black metal chair
we use as a TV stand. Telling ourselves

we're not broke; we choose to live like this
nomads with little to grab
when we get out and go


:love:
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:iconvespera:
vespera Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:love:
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WaKip Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012   Writer
At first, I kind of got a bittersweet feeling from this, but in the end, I couldn't help but smile. Christmas isn't about all the fanciness and money, after all. Its about...well...I could go on and on about the different meanings, but to me its just about the joy it brings. If it isnt bringing joy whats the point? Ah. Kind of unrelated. I liked this. It was simple, yet it showed so much.
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AcedidDecath Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
That Tree is truly Amazing!!!
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vespera Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
it smells like butterrrrrrrrr
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AcedidDecath Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
AMAZING!!!!
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vespera Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
XD it's supposed to smell like pine...
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almcdermid Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Take tell if the narrator is happy with the choice, or resentful, or resigned. Very nice. I like the uncertainty.
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vespera Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:heart: thank you!
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almcdermid Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Most welcome, of course. :)
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riparii Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Shades of O. henry. How sweet this is.
It makes me hungry too.
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vespera Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:giggle: :heart:
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FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You two have your own brand of charm. :heart:
That's a compliment, by the way. ;)
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vespera Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
awwwww shucks :heart:
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Tuishimi Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
What a fun tree! :D
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vespera Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
it is coming along nicely :) hopefully tonight I'll do the final strand of popcorn and cranberries and be done with it! LOL. It smells just as much like popcorn in that room as pine XD
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this-epiphany Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012   Writer
"we choose to live like this
nomads with little to grab
when we get out and go"

I love that. lover and I have slowly collected so much stuff - like actually furniture and shit. a fancy wood table that I have to oil and wash with special soap and everything. like legit grown ups. what is this.

this made me smile, though. merry christmas season! :heart:
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vespera Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I tease him, that at some point, when we're not moving around so much, we're going to have to become adults and get real furniture, like dressers, and things.

:heart: You, too!
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this-epiphany Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012   Writer
haha, lover bought me our kitchen table for my birthday... it was a surprise when I got home from work, and I was like, well, I guess we're officially adults now, right? I think most days I still wonder how I got here. I still feel so young inside.
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vespera Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
LOL. I feel mostly old inside. We often hang out with couples way older than us and I don't even realize. I'm actually more comfortable around couples in their 30's than their 20's...
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this-epiphany Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012   Writer
I've never been comfortable around people my own age... skipped the part where drinking and loud music was fun... but I still feel like I did when I was young. which is to say, older than everyone else, but young by my standards.

or maybe I've just always felt mid-20s, and now that my age is matching my maturity levels, it doesn't feel like I'm progressing. but soon I'll start getting older and then everything will actually feel different.

or maybe I'll slowly regress to infant stages in my thirties. I guess we'll see.
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vespera Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
OH I started regressing a few years ago :giggle: a bit as far as responsibility... but yea, I still don't generally think the idea of going out late sounds fun or drinking with the purpose to get smashed...
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glossolalias Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
this made me smile.
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vespera Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:D I'm glad!
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