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i
i’d tell you I hated you
if you had a voice or a face,
or any sense of tangibility aside
from the spider fingers you use
to crawl through my brain

you are not beautiful, like
all the other poets protest. you
are the red in my eye, like
a pen bled; the ragged to
my fingernails, the hitch of my breath
when it catches in my throat.

ii
before i go, i’ll write a million letters (a million
pennies for my thoughts, bitter, embedded
under my tongue) and send them to people
i’ve never met, telling them how my eyes were blue
when i was little but now are the same gray
i’m choking on, how i am maddie and how that’s short
for a name i was never graceful enough for, how
i tell myself stories of lives i’ll never live so i
can go to sleep

because when i’m really gone, that’s all that’ll be left
of me

iii
(it’s funny what people
try to justify with words)

iv
you never loved me,
you selfish thing, i wonder why
i wasted so many nights reliving
the sound of your voice. warm,
and crackling in my ear; surging
down my spine until you were

every piece of me. there was
no vaccination that would’ve spared me
your infection:  you are a venom, the
unbridled weapon of some malevolent
animal with sharp teeth. i am

diseased.

v
and

,what a lonely existence, i used to think of the  seaglass girls
lost in cabins, buried in the woods of their own making;
so far from the ocean that their disrhythmic hearts
were their only reminder, ebbing out like the fickle tides:

then i became one

vi
  (i always wanted to write a novel;
  my story, in fragments and
  shards like the ones i lived. a
 
  perfect dystopia, immortalized
  in ink and paper, but
  i never had the words)


vii
you never gave me enough
"if life is twice as pretty once you're dead, then send me a card"

-

what's on your mind?
'nothing'
well, what are your thoughts right now?
'i don't know'
i can tell you're shutting down
'it's not that, just...'
what are you thinking about? really, for once

-
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jodeanna Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Oh, this is lovely but fierce! iv is the one that kicked me in the gut though because I can relate to it far more than I'd like.
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BrotherGrimSVSD Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student Writer
I don't know why, but for some reason I've never had a decent look through your gallery. Only now am i realizing my mistake. I love this so much, and i don't know why.
:squee:
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
a lot of these are (relatively) new. thank you!
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Pen-and-mouse Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
I cannot explain why I love this so much, or maybe, what I love the most about it. Maybe that's about the fact my eyes were blue when I was little and now they're grey. Maybe that's the incredibly intriguing way you put your words together to create a piece of Art.

I don't know, I really don't. But I do know that I'm SO in love with your poetry! :heart:
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i'm so honored to hear that :love: thank you so so much for all your support and loveliness :heart:
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flummo Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student Writer
iii. ahh isn't that what we writers do?

and what's your real name

and your metaphors your metaphors :heart:

and :heart:
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
iii haha, certainly

and Madalyn

and :iconlaloveplz:
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:iconflummo:
flummo Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student Writer
that's lovely
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MakaykayFOshizzle Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
This is so beautifully written!
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart: thank you so much
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