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July 25, 2013
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It begins with a bang.

I forget to eat for a few months and
I drown in cheap ideas with pretty names,
the ones they fill books and barren wrists
and stormy heads with, and soon,
moonlight shines from inside
my ribs and I am a lighthouse.

Thank you for the things you gave me,
intrinsically, a knowledge of
how to properly wear
myself. Thank you

for not fixing me.

I used to write about the color
of your voice, always blue-- the sky
before I fell asleep and the morning
dragging me back; I wonder

that you could’ve loved me better
if you explained who the
Something was that shared your bed
at night, or why insincere words

were your favorite.

My poems still cling to my skin
even when I sleep. even when
I wake, an anchor. even when
I boil myself alive and unfold
like a pallid lily inside your
heavy hands;

and after enough time,
I forget to say goodbye.


I pick the scabs on my hips,
kiss the sorry out of your smile,
and breathe like this air
isn’t already a million years old.
it ends in a whimper.
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killzonekrissy Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
this is beautiful and amazing :(  it sounds gut-wrenchingly painful, heart-breaking and sad. I'm so sorry. :( I wish I weren't beginning to know the feeling myself, but your pain is inspiring and thank you for putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard, as it were).
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thank you so much for your support
fallenfromthemoon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my god, this piece is beautiful. I love your work. :)
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
fluffy333 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your words are so beautiful. You create such beautiful imagery with your words.:heart:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
you're far too kind, thank you <3
flummo Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Writer

Can I just love you forever?? Wonderful concept, beautifully executed. :heart::heart: You're a star.
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
yes please do love me forever :heart::heart:
flummo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Writer
DogmaticKerr Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
... not a bang Sorry, that just came to mind ;D

I missed you and your words so much, thank you for reminding me of the deep, abiding heart that beats in all of your work and words and for sharing it.
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