Poetry on Odyssey: An Ode to My Current Relationship

Poetry on Odyssey: An Ode to My Current Relationship

We are weird in every sense of the word.

Poetry on Odyssey: An Ode to My Current Relationship
Elizabeth Tsung
  1. I have this habit of planning everything down to the exact second and he does the complete opposite. No set schedule is his schedule which is why, as a jab at him, I am writing this as a list poem.
  2. He has seen the ugly parts of me, and yet, he has stayed. And when I say “ugly parts”, I mean he’s seen me devour Chinese food.
  3. He knows my favorite coffee by heart: it’s a white chocolate latte. Now you all know what I like to drink which technically means any of you could be my boyfriend, but I’m pretty sure none of you can kiss as good as him.
  4. We have yet to utilize cute pet names, but I’m sure when we do, it will be like trying on clothes, and he knows I look better without them, so we stick to first name basis.
  5. I am not sure if he is seeing the true pieces of me or if he is holding the broken remnants of myself. Either way, he is sewing them back together.
  6. Nicholas Sparks has yet to create a romance novel about us, but I’m sure when he does, it will read something along the lines of “their love existed between the spectrum of overdosing on coffee and sending memes at one in the morning.”
  7. I am very indecisive and I always have trouble picking my favorite anything, but I know for sure that he is my favorite.
  8. I smile when he texts me and when I think about him. I smile all the time.
  9. We go on walks and talk about nothing and turn our words into everything. It feels like we are stepping away, escaping the frame of the world and creating our own. He thieved the illuminated stars from the sky and embedded them in the grass for us to stand on; our collarbones dancing parallel from one another, leaving just enough room for my breath, and just like the stars, he took that too.
  10. He added windows to these walls I have built around me to let the sunshine in.
  11. We conquer each other’s demons before they break us down and fight demogorgons in the Upside Down. We love “Stranger Things”, and somehow, we find ways to be even stranger. We started off as strangers, and now, we have morphed into anything but.
  12. He’s got me looking up sappy love quotes on Pinterest. I have never been as happily disgusted in myself as I am in those moments.
  13. I can be a handful at times. Thank God he has two hands.
  14. I wrote an actual love poem about him.
  15. He makes me want to write more.
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