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April 5


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Sat Apr 5, 2014, 3:43 PM
some need to know life
like the beasts do, the heron
the stray dog the cobra the salmon
dead in it's stream,
but i want to shed out of my skin,
don't want to be no white ghost no more
and i met a magician, got rid of
the dirt in my mind,
pulled my memories out
of my temple like napkins,
made a mess i couldn't clean up
on the pavement outside, no tip for him,
you're gonna have to excuse
the mess in my soul, i wasn't
expecting visitors,
been pleading with words for an
explanation, came home late last night
smelling of someone else's ink,
i think i saw the light then but
i heard the darkness too, i kicked them
out, now it's just me and my
crazy i keep in a tank,
watch him grow limbs and climb out
over the side, and now sometimes
he sits on my lap and i stroke him,
but he's getting too heavy to hold and
he's starting to speak for himself,
says don't drink that be good
i need you and you need me and you
know it, i don't think you can ever
truly know someone until you can admit
to yourself that you don't know them
at all, know how i know? you're the
cave and i'm what lives inside you,
you smash yourself in and i'm the thing
that crawls out of the wreckage, you'd
rather explore the darkest places in the world
than dare to explore your own head, you ever
thought of that? i'm written all over your face
and he sees it, and if going to bed is your top
priority, i guess it's good
waking up is your last

(you can sleep in your own bed tonight)

Skin by Nobody
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Zerojean Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...............I wish i could say the things you do, dont stop
gypsy00 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Let me dote on u i make a good pet
marclene Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I too want to shed out of my skin
Raptorwolf-AML Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SoraLove Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:hug: I hope you make a poetry book. I will be the first to buy it! :D :tighthug:
chasingcloudbursts Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Your style works surprisingly well for longer poetry. This took my breath away.
237-IndefiniteTruth Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student General Artist
I think I forgot about breathing a quarter way through that.. Just, wow. *slow inhale*
"you're gonna have to excuse
the mess in my soul, i wasn't
expecting visitors,"
Hoooooooly crapppp. This is the epitome of writing, you're honestly one of the most talented writer's in my opinion.
stop. <3
PaleAuthor Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student Writer
Amazing as always.
dietcocaine Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014   Writer
its stream*

god I love you.
you put into words the things
that I can only dream of saying,
and do it brilliantly.

Aochiro Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student
I have nothing to say....just, wow. I'm speechless right now...
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