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The Touch

Old 03-19-07, 03:42 PM
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The Touch

They roll up behind me at the light. Really close. I can feel the heat from their engine.
The instant the green comes they start forward, getting even closer as I accelerate through the crosswalk. I can feel impatience radiating through their glass and steel box. I can hear frustration in the rev of their engine.
A honk. And another.
I can hear them yelling now. Window down, bird flying.
Traffic clears and they fly around, dropping obscenities in their wake, barely bothering to clear my front tire as they swerve in front...
The traffic comes again. Tail lights flair red.
I roll slowly past them and on though the sea of cars.
My fingers brush lightly down the hood of their car.
A simple, harmless touch.
The meaning whispered yet clear.
I own you.

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Old 03-19-07, 04:08 PM
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i cried
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this thread FTW
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Old 03-19-07, 04:28 PM
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touching.

i can picture it with the downtown
backdrop at night.
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Old 03-19-07, 04:47 PM
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You touched me softly with your words.
They are definitely in.
You, however, are absolutely ON.
Ride on, Timarchy
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Old 03-19-07, 04:55 PM
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Cyclists touch me if get too close to them.
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He's got the Midas touch but he touched it too much
Hey goldmember! Hey goldmember!

edit: and i just peed and pood a little
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Old 03-19-07, 05:13 PM
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nice +++
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Old 03-19-07, 05:40 PM
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Beautiful.
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wow i'm so hard now
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Old 03-19-07, 06:30 PM
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a single tear ran down my face.
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that made me go #3...in my pants.
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Originally Posted by jamey
that made me go #3...in my pants.
?????
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yeaaaaaa...booiiiieeeeeeeeeee

the touch...nice
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Originally Posted by scott77
wow i'm so hard now
I am too. Fancy a ****?
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Originally Posted by estratton
?????
1+2=3...diarrhea
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get outta the damn road!
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Old 03-19-07, 08:32 PM
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Beautiful.
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wouldnt have happened if you had a brake.
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Originally Posted by megatron
wouldnt have happened if you had a brake.
+1bajillions
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Originally Posted by megatron
wouldnt have happened if you had a brake.
or if he was in a car.
anyways...


nicely written, TimArchy.
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Originally Posted by megatron
wouldnt have happened if you had a brake.
or a break. KNOW WHAT I MEAN?
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Old 03-19-07, 09:26 PM
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I can actually picture the scene. Good use of imagery.
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it's pretty but i have to say the first thing i thought when you wrote about all the honking is that you don't know how to ride in traffic, remember sharing the road is a two way street(pun intended). that being said i know exactly what you're talking about and think you wrote beautifully about it
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