So Special
By Ashley Opheim

(Illustrated by Emily Horn)




A LOVE POEM FOR EVERYONE THAT EXISTS AND WHO HAS EVER EXISTED

if i could do anything i’d go everywhere with you
meet me on every corner in every city of the World
and let’s just breathe in and out
666 times

kiss me because kissing is fucking cool
and it feels nice and it’s hard to think about anything
other than kissing while you are kissing
and there are soooo many things to think about
that are less important than kissing

like war. like debt. like haters. like jealousy
like romney. like the chief of police

mr. President, make all this bad shit disappear
so that we can just love!
mr. President, let me come and be you!
we can fix all these problems by all making love at once and
experiencing a global orgasm.

imagine that. a global orgasm.

come be alone with me and wrestle my aura gently.
come be nowhere with me and we will be nobody and do nothing and we will be no one
come be nowhere with me and we will be nobody and do nothing and we will be no one
come be with me everywhere! come be me!
I am you! we are everywhere!
I am with you everywhere, Mr. President.
I have the key to the box in your brain
come down from your pedestal! come be with us!

come, quiet down, let me dream now
come to think of it
push me down in your scary forest
i don’t mind the dark
i want to be dirty with you
i want to be kissing you on an island like Hawaii
i want to be soaring through our oneness

it feels so good to breathe around you because
you listen and
you are alive
you are three hundred and thirty-three colours that
i’ve never seen

let’s be one mind and think together
let’s think about the most amazing things
like how i am the ocean and you are the wave
or i am the wave and you are the ocean
or i am the moon and you are the earth
or you are the moon and i am the earth

what i’m trying to say is we need each other
in a non-threatening way

i feel like water when i am around you
together we complete everything

i just want to kiss you in every corner of the world
and for you to be everybody somehow
and for everybody to have no body
for everybody to be equivilent to 666 breaths
that we take together
and for us to be everywhere
all at once
let’s breathe together

the biosphere is the farthest shore of earths beating crystal core
it’s where we are rooted and from where we take shape
let’s go there and hold each other
until we become something else
something better
you make me want to be better
there is a better world in your eyes and i want to live there
i want to make you better and happier

sometimes things get so beautiful they fall apart
and sometimes
things need to fall apart in order to expose
a secret beauty

what is beautiful?
it is beautiful when you tell the truth
what is truth?
truth is what is beautiful

i am the wind and i am the opposite of the wind
i’m happy to be alive
i love my chaos
i love my life and my hands
are extensions of my brain and i use them to
Poke you on Facebook and to
lift a glass of water to my mouth on a full moon
I can do that
I can fix things with my hands
I can touch you with my hands while kissing you and
feeling so good
it feels so good so
listen, can’t you feel the universe breathing?
can’t you see it’s zillion petals blooming?

i am an exploding flower
i am a child of the stars

we are everywhere with everything
you are a prism and i am the light and we are about to
burst rainbows all over this fucking planet
we are in each others inner space
when we kiss and we are exotic spirit animals
living in a gigantic cage that it hardly feels like its there
we are two pandas and a million tropical fish swimming in one direction
we are a rare zebra with plumes

drown me in a pile of cash at a sacred peyote ceremony
i want to be amongst the colours
i’ve never seen
fuck me like money fucks the world
i want to touch your aura it’s so beautiful
indigo blue with orange
i want to merge our auras together
and make a colour so rare that only we can make it
i want to be stumbling down the street with you wasted and
laughing while it is raining and our hearts are so open
they are spilling out of us and into everything

i want to eat gluten free vegan pizza with you
i want to eat lotus petal tempura with you if that even exists
i want to be inside a vanilla bean with you
give me another century in your eyes, they are somewhere
i never knew existed
they are somewhere i’ve never been
there is peace and harmony there
thank you

come kiss me i am an aquarium with a zillion tropical fish inside of me
swimming in a million directions
and you are cosmic chlorophyll
let’s sunbathe on an ancient sea turtle together
let’s take psychadelics and go talk about dolphins at the end of the world
let’s have memories about the future together

we can’t be where we’ve been
i can’t be where i’ve been
you can’t be where you’ve been
so let’s just be here and now
come be nowhere with me and we will be nobody and do nothing and we will be no one
come be nowhere with me and we will be nobody and do nothing and we will be no one

if the secret of our existence is locked somewhere deep inside our brains
let’s go deep sea diving
i’m not scared
come with me i don’t want to go alone
we are a never-ending miracle of quantum physics
come elevate with me to unbelievable heights
this is the beginning
let’s remind each other we exist
you exist you exist you exist you exist!
do you even know how alive you are?
do you even know that you are the luckiest person to be alive in this very moment?
wow! we are the luckiest people to ever be alive ever!
every breath i take i’m like woa this is crazy

if we think something then we can create it
if we can think something then we can create it
let’s create something so beautiful together
it feels like a global orgasm

let’s do this
lets shove sea salt chocolate into our mouths
that we steal because we don’t have any money because
money is dead
and lets make love on the beaches of Mars and then
lets teleport our selves to a planet that gets so quiet
we can hear the rings of saturn bouncing off each others waves
lets get tossed around by sound
let’s bask in our oneness

i’ll be the spirit molecule if you be the ether
and together we’ll go everywhere together.
together we’ll go everywhere and we will be everybody and do everything and we will be everyone
together we’ll go everywhere and we will be everybody and do everything and we will be everyone
let’s go be anyone we want to be
let’s go be anything we want to be
let’s go anywhere we want to be
as long as its beautiful and made of love
together we’ll go everywhere and we will be everybody and do everything and we will be everyone
i’ll be the spirit molecule and you’ll be the ether and
together we’ll go everywhere and we will be everybody and do everything and we will be everyone and be a global wifi network

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ashley opheim lives in montreal

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@hologramrainbow