The Moment I Threw Your Toothbrush Away

  • Published on Month ago

    Anna AkanaAnna Akana

    Runtime: 2:02

    when did you accept that it was really over?

    The Moment I Threw Your Toothbrush Away
    Confession: I’ve accidentally used your toothbrush a few times
    I can never remember what color I am!
    Except at your place, where obviously, I’m the pink one
    “I didn’t get it cause you’re a girl,” You said
    But now, I know exactly which is yours
    I pick up the green one next to my blue
    Clutch it in my hands like a bible over an open fire
    Knowing if I let go, I’m admitting There is no God.
    That turning our backs on this temple does nothing.
    No more of your silly Egyptian dance by the sink
    Hips knocking together, bones locking in tune
    Open mouths laughing, minty kisses collecting the sound
    Everything we held sacred turns to sin.
    Wrapping your long arms around me from behind
    Wiggling your eyebrows at our naked form in the mirror
    Singing hymns into my hair.
    The quirks that make up our church.
    I close my eyes and try to feel you out there
    Across the concrete river between us
    in your basement sanctuary, maybe
    you’re holding my pink toothbrush in your hand too
    wondering what to do
    I don’t feel you.
    I used to feel you out there. Always.
    Even when you were half a world away.
    But believing in us is blasphemy
    if you don’t believe
    in me
    With a silent prayer,
    I let the toothbrush fall from my fingers
    into the trash.
    --
    animated by Bethany Radloff
    usfilms.net/us/BethBeRad
    music by Alexander Arntzen
    www.alexanderarntzen.com/

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Anna Akana
Anna Akana

The first animated poem of the year. Take your broken heart and turn into art

Month ago
Lynette Dizon
Lynette Dizon

you made me relate to this im crying so hard...

2 days ago
AZTECPLATOO
AZTECPLATOO

Anna Akana thank u for this

6 days ago
Phoenix Rising
Phoenix Rising

Wow. This poem hit me like a punch to the gut. It truly embodies that melancholic, absolute moment when you reach the final stage of grieving over lost love. Beautiful work.

9 days ago
Ian Porto
Ian Porto

I love you

17 days ago
sailorrukia chick
sailorrukia chick

I miss her and brad 😭

2 hours ago
CinnamonHusky LPS
CinnamonHusky LPS

This makes me remember sad things

13 hours ago
Zel M
Zel M

Jeez why are you over reacting over a toothbrush 😬

Day ago
Kima Jone
Kima Jone

I felt so much pain when we broke up I really didn't want to be alive anymore. It really hurts so much.

Day ago
DJ Howard
DJ Howard

This is so great. The choice to use words related to religion like, bible, sin, temple and church had me thinking. God = the relationship, that’s why you said “knowing if I let go, I’m admitting there is no god” there is no god as in there is no relationship. My favorite part is when you said “believing in us would be blasphemy” because you’re admitting it’s not a relationship or in the religion metaphor you’re admitting it’s not a god. To believe in a false god in religion is blasphemy. This poem really has me geeking over its symbolism.

Day ago
Kathryne N
Kathryne N

I'm so confused

Day ago
Charlotte Maria Francesca
Charlotte Maria Francesca

I legit cried haha

Day ago
Leona Tomečková
Leona Tomečková

SO BEAUTIFUL!!! Quite explained my feels last few months ... Thank you. it's beautiful :)

Day ago
Jessica Hoglund
Jessica Hoglund

This is so beautiful and accurate to these feelings. I love this SO much.

2 days ago
Leto2ndAtreides
Leto2ndAtreides

Heart has a 30ft thick reinforced titanium shield. Can't be hurt by mere mortals! :) It does take some doing to make relationships turn out well.

3 days ago
Mparker123wolf
Mparker123wolf

I legit thought he was DEAD.

3 days ago
Reem Zaitoon
Reem Zaitoon

I felt that.

3 days ago
stop it
stop it

What

3 days ago
Lovapaint Studios!
Lovapaint Studios!

I wanna cry

4 days ago
katrina klick
katrina klick

that was sadly so artistic

4 days ago
Sonata Kay
Sonata Kay

magnificent

4 days ago
Shirin Rezai
Shirin Rezai

4 days ago
SH0dah
SH0dah

thank god I never fell in love

4 days ago
MichalsLife
MichalsLife

Beautiful

4 days ago
tetsuorocks
tetsuorocks

Never married. Spent most of my life single. But.. I feel your pain. It will be fine.

5 days ago
Ramah Imran Khan
Ramah Imran  Khan

wow!!!

5 days ago
dsh vlogs
dsh vlogs

Deep 👊👊

5 days ago
Ramon Lima
Ramon Lima

Sorry???

5 days ago
el
el

this is actually my favorite song even tho it’s not rlly a song

5 days ago
Oliver Adam
Oliver Adam

This one hurts. As someone who's been on both sides of a breakup like this. I can't reconcile my feelings either way. Bawling my eyes out, thanks Anna

5 days ago
court
court

Living with your partner when you both aren’t ready, then breaking up I find is one of the hardest things I have ever done. I wrote something similar last night, how you are constantly reminded of the little things they do and it doesn’t happen anymore because they’re gone. I loved this because even such small items give you that “oh- right.” feeling.

5 days ago
Ana Puscau
Ana Puscau

Meh

6 days ago
OtakuHipHop
OtakuHipHop

Who else saw the kimi no nawa reference?

6 days ago
Divya Sasidharan
Divya Sasidharan

i liked it !!

6 days ago
Sasa Mongkolsermporn
Sasa Mongkolsermporn

Love it, Anna! Very touching! Cheers! 😊

6 days ago
Rajat Sharma
Rajat Sharma

Reminds me of Florence, that was a good one too

6 days ago
NinjaKIngAce
NinjaKIngAce

For a moment there, I thought this was about a boyfriend who died

6 days ago
Teddy
Teddy

Ok this is completely off-topic but that is some big trashbin you have there

6 days ago
Ekis Fitness
Ekis Fitness

fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuc*

7 days ago
Heidy Ayala
Heidy Ayala

😢😢😢

7 days ago
Avatard.Essle
Avatard.Essle

Oh Anna. This made me cry. I adore everything you make and I don’t feel so alone with all these emotions and pain ❤️

7 days ago
Salma Mahamud
Salma Mahamud

This is deep

7 days ago
Devin Forbes
Devin Forbes

It is a really beautiful animation. However, I will admit that I heard whistling when the red line was flying through the air. RIP Yondu

7 days ago
Leonora reumert regnarsson
Leonora reumert regnarsson

Beautiful😢👍

7 days ago
Nicole M. Jimenez Rosario
Nicole M. Jimenez Rosario

I threw away a red thread that i used as a bracelet. He had one too. It symbolized two parts of a whole.

7 days ago
Emma Larson
Emma Larson

this made me cry not sure why

8 days ago
Lady Elizabeth
Lady Elizabeth

You made me cry, Anna! It's not a criticism but that touch my heart.

8 days ago
nessaruk
nessaruk

Thank you ....

8 days ago
FeñaMusic
FeñaMusic

👏🏻👏🏻

8 days ago
Evelyn Dovale
Evelyn Dovale

You literally made me cry before going to sleep, but I didn't mind because this was beautiful.

9 days ago
jeanchristophegatien
jeanchristophegatien

That was beautifully done! Thank you for this! :)

9 days ago
Տմʍʍҽɾ ςօԵԵօղԵɑíӀ
Տմʍʍҽɾ ςօԵԵօղԵɑíӀ

I would take the saliva from the toothbrush and make a clone. Lol, yOU THOUGHT YOU WAS FREE

9 days ago
Elsy Ramirez
Elsy Ramirez

Wow this was amazing IM CRYING

9 days ago
tallbie.love
tallbie.love

*breathes out* I relate to this.

9 days ago
Jessica Chilcote
Jessica Chilcote

I thought this was gonna be about your sister

9 days ago
Julia Bishir
Julia Bishir

this is heartbreaking :D

10 days ago
Lester Wiley
Lester Wiley

Very touching and sad, " And too this will pass.." Too many trite things can be said but trite is often all too true. You will survive and move forward. You will find a "New" Toothbrush. till then rejoice in your cat family and true friends.

10 days ago
Quinn Wiliams
Quinn Wiliams

I'm in love

10 days ago
christelle2194
christelle2194

This is so beautiful Anna! Great job x

11 days ago
Husnaa Adams
Husnaa Adams

I love you Anna ❤

11 days ago
Elita Mitchel
Elita Mitchel

I've had a very bad break up after a two years long relationship and knowing the person for 7 years. It was exhausting to say the least and finding the strength within me to throw things that once meant so much was almost impossible. Giving his things up, One after the other, out of my house, out of my head all while praying one day i can throw them and him out of my heart.. Needless to say this speaks to me ,and many others I'm sure, on an emotional level. Really well done.

11 days ago
Ariel Simbi Kabila
Ariel Simbi Kabila

Wow. This is great ❤️🔥👑

11 days ago
Sicellia Tsui
Sicellia Tsui

this spoke, i sobbed

12 days ago
Light's Blade
Light's Blade

The Art Style reminds me of the WebToon "I Love Yoo"

12 days ago
Daniela Cebotari
Daniela Cebotari

This gave me chills!!!!

13 days ago
Aaron Nuñez
Aaron Nuñez

Dios, que hermoso.

13 days ago
Annie Gaston
Annie Gaston

I just busted put into a monsoon of emotion. Ohhh this is beautiful.

13 days ago
Amber 180
Amber 180

I dislike it because it's so sad

14 days ago
Mark Shamburg
Mark Shamburg

I'm really sorry, you deserve better

14 days ago
Cupid
Cupid

For some reason I thought this was going to be lesbian. Dammit.

14 days ago
Scallywanker 21
Scallywanker 21

Yea,it took me a good 20 seconds to throw my ex's toothbrush away lol

14 days ago
SuperNintendoPanda
SuperNintendoPanda

Do more videos on coitus

14 days ago
Stranded73
Stranded73

😢

14 days ago
MIKE O. THE POET
MIKE O. THE POET

Amazing story, Anna! *snap snap

14 days ago

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