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Fri Feb 14, 2014, 6:01 PM
my thoughts want to
flee, but there is no fire
escape, no guide to the
exit of my head, and they
consider digging a hole
there, i feel it, maybe a
crack just wide enough
to crawl through, drop a
rope through the back
of my neck and climb
down, prise open the
earth - a tremble turns
into an avalanche, and
a snowflake in the flurry
wonders am i the same as
all the rest? he coughs and
splutters and chokes on
it - i wake in the early
morning, heart lodged
in my throat, that red
bird in that chimney, he's
going to starve there and
i'll be spitting feathers;
i won't claw the inside
of my neck again for
nobody, i'm past that,
pick me up by the
scruff and drop me
wherever you're going -
but wait, when lightning
strikes a tree, well isn't
that love? and when the
rain pelts the ground,
well what about then?
when you miss the ache
of wounds as they're
healing, is that it? well
when your nose bleeds,
that's still love right?
cos i've got an entire
pack to get through -
and what a funny
thing it is, to be cold
in spirit and not just
skin, so funny i laugh
in the dead of night
about it and
i can't
stop

(a ghost whispers, don't give me up)

Skin by Nobody
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missingnumbers Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Writer
i think this is my favourite of your poems. it's some of the most beautiful and relatable writing i've read in a long time.
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haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I hope you're okay. :heart:
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fableweaver55 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love the imagery in your poems. Always spot on.
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Vlairebelle Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my. You've turned me ice cold
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anila73 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
i've read this about five times by now.
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anobrain Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
"a tremble turns 
into an avalanche, and 
a snowflake in the flurry 
wonders am i the same as
all the rest?"
wowowow. beautiful :heart:
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marbearcarebear Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i seriously love everything you do


(hate to be the grammar nazi but i think you meant "pries" not "prise") 
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ProudTortoise Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Syntax Nazi, actually ⌐u⌐
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remeron-nap Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
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remeron-nap Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
this is very well-written by the way.
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