The Only Thing Ever Worth Doing

from by Trestin Eeling

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I should really learn how to use the phone
Before the end of summer
Before I move away to Arizona
She to Buffalo

I should really learn how to use the phone
Before the end of summer
Before I move away to Montana
She-haw Tennessee

I should really learn how to use the phone
Before the end of summer
Before I move to Portland, Oregon
And she to Brazil

I should really learn how to use the phone
Before the end of summer
Before I move to Siena Lunga, Tuscany
And she to Antarctica

I should really learn how to use the phone
Before the end of summer
Before I move away to the moon
And she’ll stay in Smithtown

These are the songs
All sung from the porch
In the pouring rain
Saying we’re separating either way
From now on I’ve always loved you

So they walked as wooly mammoths
Their nomadic lonely lives
At opposite ends of the globe
The rain got them soaked
And the snow froze them solid
Such a sad fate for our so plaisted protagonist

“There’s no doubt in my mind I’ll see her again!”
He thought to himself in peace
As the last bit of rainwater began to freeze
It crept up his eyes until his eyelids were ice
And seemingly important geometric shapes
Danced in and out of his sight

Then after what felt like the whole winter
He wished so bad to just finish the story already
“Penny & Anyone, Forever”
Or at least “The Un-freezing and Re-meeting”
Where nothing was noteworthy from right now until then
He would write - well - nothing

While it might not be noteworthy
It was still happening
Which was actually terrifying
Because if this time between the freezing and storybook ending
Happen to him it happens to her
And what if she makes a mistake and meets the one?
Well, there’s always another ‘one true love’

He wasted a lot of time there
Pretending to be in a corny love story
Figuring the most efficient way to break the blinding ice
Was to get up and move
He snapped out of that broken moment
And into the party he was hiding in plain sight from

His soaked clothes needed a new home
And he still had the perfect ending to write
A few more rock bottom moments to mourn in
The morning, which always feels like a new beginning
Which is the perfect way to end a story
Although the sun always comes
The rest of the night does as well

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from Penny & Anyone, Forever, released April 19, 2015

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