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ENGLISH LANGUAGE by lombregrise

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ii.
there are no explanations, none worthy
of your contortionist spine and
sky-hungry hands, no sorrow;

this is the happy song for the happy people:
raise your paper heart to the heavens

  [I wish god would take pity on me
  and flood the abomination right out of my
  skin, drown the impure, start new

  with a dove that doesn’t know
  my name]

i.
in my head,
I’ve already left you a thousand times over.
sometimes, I wander through the streets and
idolize the living like a curious phantom
with a nonexistent pulse; sometimes, I run
desperate to the woods that seem
to breathe and mourn, where the trees
resemble bodies of people weaker than me,
and sometimes, I fly away because it turns out
the needles nestling beneath my skin
were feathers, waiting to cry out, and
I watch as your shadow dissolves
into the unsympathetic
night

but every time,
I come back, crawl into our weary bedsheets,
and number off your breaths until I fall
asleep.
an exposition about the One that Never Got Away
(and I’m so emotional in all these ways
that words cannot define)
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Frumpelstiltskin Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
The last paragraph kills me...
Whoever you are, your poems and you make me happy, because I know there is someone out there who feels acutely, as i sometimes do. Someone who isn't afraid to embrace their humanity and the pains that come with it
Thank you. :)
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you so much <3 it's always a comfort to know someone else has felt the same.
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FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love when I can't pick a favorite part. ;)
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:la: i love that too hehe
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PaintedxDark Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, as usual. Something interesting that caught my eye though was that the numbering goes backward. I've never seen that before! An interesting twist.
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you so much! :heart:
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PaintedxDark Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course!!
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ssensory Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Writer
I love this poem. There's something about it that makes it so distinctively different from all of your other poems in such a beautiful and elegant way. :heart:
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm honored to hear it :heart: this was definitely something different from my normal style.
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