AsexualityWe all are born with innocence. For everyone, it eventually fades away as life progresses, as we grow, learn and ask questions.More Like This
The one question that everyone asks at some point in their life, usually more than once, is the infamous Question, dreaded by parents everywhere. "Where do babies come from?"
For me, I finally got "The Talk" when I was eleven years old. It was well past midnight on a hot, sleepless, summer night. My mother and I were lying on top of the covers on her bed while the air conditioner hummed along. The Question came up, and she decided it was time to explain sex to me.
"That sounds weird. And kinda gross." I said afterwards.
"It does for now." She replied. "But when you get older you'll understand."
I took her word for it, and didn't think much else about "The Talk" and sex for several years after that.
Fast-forward through puberty, and I keep wondering when sex will stop sounding weird and start sounding normal. I keep waiting to experience those sexual urges that
To The StarsI've already lost.More Like This
Buried underneath a thousand written words.
All about you.
Something to pull myself out of the hole I fell in.
When I was offered a hand I reached up hoping they could hold me.
Now I lay here flat on my back watching the sky fall upon me.
Staring up thru my hole in the stars.
Remembering each night and each star.
The dirt dribbles over the edge at first.
I even hear a whisper.
But I know there not truly sorry.
The stars shine bright thru the darkness.
My pains drift away.
Thoughts fluent as my eyes close.
And the stars still shine thru my eyelids.
Memories but echoes bouncing away from me.
Toward the stars I say.
Thru the sixty feet of dirt and into the sky.
My hole is now a grave and I must return to once I came.
Leaving the remnants with you.
And now the echoes stick to you like my death.
But don't grieve or feel sorry.
You failed at pulling me from my hole.
In doing so you collapsed the world around me.
Don't fret, now I reside in the stars.
I exist away from you.