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I’m spending most of my time
not crying, and I’m sorry,
but I don’t think I’ll ever love anyone
as much as aspirin, or lullabies,
or the cheap wine  sold for two dollars a bottle,  
or overly-apologetic letters bending over backwards
to make a point of themselves, or the pink petals
blooming on my wrists like flesh and blood miracles,
or the songs named after women
worth loving.

ii
Radical acceptance
is understanding
things may not change,
but you will have to.

iii
I am most alone
surrounded by people

and the buzzing in my head of words
that should have lost their meaning

back when I discovered
they never meant anything
at all.

iv
Dedications are only relevant
to people who appreciate shitty poetry,
or you.  Insanity is writing the same thing
over and over and expecting it not
to sound clichéd.

v
and as much as anyone will swear otherwise,
I am a statistic. A number, an example,
a case study in the manipulation of
narcissism and moving on. Yesterday,

I dreamed. Today, I became
my greatest fears.
discarded title: sertraline epiphanies

I'm sorry if this is really presumptuous and pretentious but I think maybe I am right now, too, so oops
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pepper131361 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
today i became my greatest fears..

oh dear i absolutely adore this love.. 
i love your poetry it speaks to me like no others writing does.. 
i feel like your real.. like your taking words out of my own head.. 
you are incredibly talented dear keep writing i will watch (:
note me anytime you want to talk.. (:
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're so absolutely sweet <3 thank you for all your kindness
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pepper131361 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you ma'am for your beautiful poetry you share with us... (:
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glossolalias Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
i enjoyed all of these. reminds me of the poems i wrote when i first started smoking weed haha. but one really blew the others out of the water. it's a great poem. it could definitely stand alone. 
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
ahaha thank you :heart: and if I ever publish it, I think I'll submit it alone
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thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013   Writer
I really enjoyed "i".  
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you :heart:
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0hgravity Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
really biting and honest.

you say things here that I believe a lot of people think/feel...but of course you say it in ways they couldn't quite.

a mark of a great writer, I think.
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
ahh :love: you are far too kind, thank you
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haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my god #3. That hit me like a punch in the gut. I feel like that so often, and I'm sorry that you do too.

I hope that it gets better. :heart:
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
ahh, i'm sorry to hear that. thank you <3
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:iconarinadadragonspeaker:
Nice work. I think ii and iv are my favorite parts--both are quite profound.
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you very much! :love:
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anobrain Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
"Insanity is writing the same thing
over and over and expecting it not
to sound clichéd."
you have blown me away. what a wonderful piece. :tighthug::heart:
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
ahh I'm so honored, you're such a fantastic writer <3 thank you
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anobrain Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
aw thank you so much :huggle: don't ever stop writing, my dear!! :heart:
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sciencevsart Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
'the pink petals blooming on my wrists like flesh and blood miracles'

Shivers down my spine.

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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you!
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your stunning work has been featured here untamedunwanted.deviantart.com…! :heart:
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
what an honor! thank you so much!
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flummo Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Writer
This has a sort of self-deprecating tone and I really felt it and I hope you're doing okay. :heart:
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
getting better :heart:
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i. and v. are my favorites. Just...they're perfect. and make my heart/head hurt. in a good way??? idk. but I love this.
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i'm so honored to hear it :love: thank you
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Phantasm1 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think I like iv, or i best, I'm not sure which.
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you!
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Phantasm1 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome.
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crossing-ariel Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Real emotion is real emotion.  That's all there is to it. 

Really love "or overly-apologetic letters bending over backwards
to make a point of themselves" and "ii."
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you so much <3
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crossing-ariel Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
My pleasure.
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Partner-in-crime Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is just fantastic.
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you :love:
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Partner-in-crime Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No problemmo :]
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Summonaconjurer Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
this is beautiful
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
ahh thank you <3
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Contradictory55 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student Writer
You never sound pretentious, you just sound like... you. This is an expression of your thoughts and it is beautiful :)
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
you're too kind :heart:
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Contradictory55 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Writer
No, I love you~ And thus, shower you with affection that you greatly deserve :)
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Bluezbreakr Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
>11 AM
>half-asleep

Sounds like you need some goddamned caffeine in your life, little lady.

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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
always tired, brent
neversleep#2013
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Bluezbreakr Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
CAFFEINE. 
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