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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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:iconpikawoo221b:
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 General 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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EpicJawStripper Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
(huggle)
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Morticia-Lynne Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Student Writer
I love the paragraph with the shadow pulling the trigger,  it's so disturbingly lovely. This is probably my number two favorite you've made, the number one being the poem about red and blue strings :D
Marvelous work as always.
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haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is just such an amazing commentary about life. And after reading this, I just have to say that I sincerely hope you're okay. :heart: :huggle:
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SurrealNacre Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am speechless. this is just...this is just too good for words.
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Silent--Songbird Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. As always no words describe how amazing this is....
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Shinseinasenshi Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow.
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xXNamaste Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're magical :heart:
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JoePhilliacTheBlack Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow.  The fourth stanza just blew me away!
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ghost-of-a-gone-bird Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
this is so fuckin good,you are a genius!Heart 
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Personghost Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student Writer
ooofff baby right in the gut
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DragonTygress Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. This has got to be one of your best so far.
The symbolism and metaphors in your work are SO unique and powerful.
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Aochiro Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student
I shall say nothing more for there is nothing else to add to this work. It is wonderfully written and will always render me speechless..
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anila73 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh god oh god oh god, if I wasn't in public I'd be sobbing my eyes out right now.
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jeanclaire Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014   General Artist
Waaaah! beauty in its simplest form - your words continue to render me breathless x
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purrcatory Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your best poetry gets me to sigh wonderingly and then ponder your words for the next few minutes
i love this one
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fuzed-ice Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
I agree with the gift comment as well.
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fuzed-ice Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
They seem like something that you would hear in a song or in a published work.   
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neurotikitten Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
publish something. write songs for big name bands. if you're not doing it already go do it. gogogogo..
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fuzed-ice Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
They do seem like something that you would hear in a song or in a published work.   
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TheChesherCat Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Dark but meaningful. You have a gift. :tighthug:
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BrokenHeart-Lima Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Wow, this one is amazing. It flows so well. Whenever I read your stuff, I wish I could've written it. That's probably a good thing.
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TheStarsofPines Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student General Artist
I got chills. Very lovely.
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Kiwikku Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
What?
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Oldsoul-Mira Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student General Artist
it's quite...absurd. yet it's a perfect description of life.
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ProudTortoise Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
I have to agree. It is pretty excellent.
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Kiwikku Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
I agree, i dont get this at all.
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Oldsoul-Mira Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student General Artist
I don't get life.
That's why it works XD
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