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i swore
i would never number the poems
i wrote about myself because that
would be like ticking off the days
until my breakdown;

i was a moth, unapologetically throwing myself
at any gleam of hope; wasting my wings
on industrial promises


colors always felt much more
appropriate for the purple boiling
beneath my heart and the pallid
purposelessness of my head,

but i was born into a colorless world--

no one sees me behind the metallic scars
of my skin and iron grating of my voice against
the grain; no one sees me as more than
gray regret or monochrome mistakes,
no one sees me but

all i ever wanted was for a
fallen god with feathered heels
to believe in me: to pray upon
the monuments i built for
broken dreams and to baptize me
in his tainted tears,

i just want him to be real. more
than anything, i want to be real, i want
to be more than an imaginary friend
to various mental limitations; i want
to trade my liquid skin [evaporating]
for a chance to be

i am a moth and you are the lighthouse

i want you to see me
i want to look in the mirror without seeing a ghost.

a few random things:
-when talking about symbols that represented us the other day, i thought i was a moth
-"you don't see me" [link]
-~melodysnow wrote a poem that made me think sometimes gods are really human

A reading because *0hgravity said I ought to.
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:iconfallenfromthemoon:
fallenfromthemoon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Ahh this is beautiful!
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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Partner-in-crime Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This.

Just this.

Wow.
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:love:
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ThyPoetSorcerer Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Moths and a song from Mer de Noms...I think you are my favorite person.
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
ahh :love: thank you
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authorofthings Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
this is nice
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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lizziestardust Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
wow. every line is perfect. & lovely, lovely imagery :)
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you so so much :heart:
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