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before the disaster

written by: Alyssa Brocker

@Atelgy

 

Before The Disaster by Alyssa Brocker at Spillwords.com

you drove away that night 
after the boy who could never get it 

 

right

 

and i stayed there 
because 
i thought you would come back in your blue van, 

and he would finally see what you really want

and what you really wanted was 

 

me

 

Before The Disaster by Alyssa Brocker at Spillwords.com

 

your van reminds me of when
you would laugh, 
and try new things, 
and be young,

 

and kiss girls, 

 

and skip class 
because we wanted to go to that one show 
with the band who spoke instead of sang, 
and he would complain 
about lyrics never making sense and he didn’t get you… 
but i did 
and i always did 

 

Before The Disaster by Alyssa Brocker at Spillwords.com

 

and i’m being completely honest 
and you’re out to dinner with him in your pink dress, 
hair down,
because that’s what he expects, 
but i know you for black boots 
and white t-shirts, 
and this isn’t you, 
because a boy doesn't love a girl just because she’s pretty
a girl loves a girl 
because her whole laugh fills a restaurant, 
and she sometimes smiles with her eyes crossed, 
and she’s so damn smart, 
and 
when she tells me everything’s alright
i actually believe her

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Alyssa Brocker

Alyssa Brocker

2016 AUTHOR OF THE YEAR at Spillwords.com
Alyssa Brocker is a twenty-year old college graduate.
She found her love for poetry by working with her theater group to create an original play written in prose.
She lives with her beloved dog who is always her first reader.
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