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Tue Mar 4, 2014, 3:21 PM
there are some things i've seen and heard that really
get to me sometimes, like those birds and mice with teeth marks
on their little red raw thighs,
rotting flowers, i recall he said this is a waste of time
and you're a waste of space, it's just impossible to hold
a conversation with you these days
,
let it go, just fucking drop it,
keep your mouth shut unless i say

i think i froze to death last night, my fingertips turned blue,
i heard a cloud say fuck you boy, did i come all this way for you
to say that i look like a rabbit,
better places i could be


i've seen my shadow put two fingers to her head
and pull the trigger, heard my echo laugh
about it with the walls, and every time
i hold a match i hear it
whispering to me,
if you don't want me to burn you,
then you're gonna have to blow me
out


i heard that you can't tame a lion just by pulling
at his mane, i heard that blood feels good
on porcelain and not just in
the vein

i've seen a vulture circling
his own starved silhouette,
i've seen a ship steering a
parrot with a captain
on his head

(and i see ghosts every winter, leave my mouth in swirls of white)

Skin by Nobody
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pikawoo221B Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love this poem so much, it's so pretty and the imagery is perfect.
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17Sevens Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
I love that motherfuckin' cloud. Even when he looks like a rabbit.
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flummo Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Student Writer
whoosh
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ward-san Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"i've seen a vulture circling
his own starved silhouette,"

Incredible epiphany.
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ANGELICA-LILY Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Your stories have a rather mystical touch.
They're wonderful. They work great to
imprint images in my mind. Thanks Bunny Emoji-36 (Flower) [V2] 
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Saddening Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Writer
"i've seen a vulture circling 
his own starved silhouette, "

that line really left me speechless! I don't know quite why, but the irony of it all is very unique! I love it all! <3 
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Whispersong22 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That last little line..:love:
It seems like the small print in your poems is always the best.
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lecafenoir Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
i heard that you can't tame a lion just by pulling
at his mane, i heard that blood feels good
on porcelain and not just in
the vein - PERFECT.
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LotusLiterature Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
God, how do you do this?! You're so amazing with words >< :heart:
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fableweaver55 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is funny and tragic and lovely all at the same time. This is magic.
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