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Tue Aug 5, 2014, 6:56 PM
and i have seen deer necks, limp
their bodies cold as death,
hooves made of glass, hooves shattered,
arrows piercing hind legs
running sweat and crimson, i have walked
a path of deadwood, paths of black trees
moss and bark, i have felt their spines beneath
my feet, felt suicides of leaves
unfolding, still asleep -
i have seen eleven chestnut horses
flailing in the sea, frothing at the mouth
and drowning, found themselves
too deep
and tired -

goddess leant over my bed and she said
i know you, i know you from somewhere
don't i? you've still got those paper lanterns drifting
in the black skies of your eyes, you lay and pray
my girl, you lay and pray
-

the hinges of the moon, they rust,
don't open up to you, cos something dark
it grows inside, will gnaw its way right
through
your silver skin -

and now i sit arms out and upturned,
braid the light with my split lip, and no i do not
want to talk about the overbite, the mark, i know
i smell of sterile -

he said look at all these insects
laying here bone dry
and bleached,
won't you look at them, at death,
just watch it as it seeps, it seeps right out

of our small lives,
and soaks

through
everything

(not one thing it doesn't touch)

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:icondothedinosaur24:
DoTheDinosaur24 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
LAV!
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darkallegiance666 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Brilliant!!
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SoraLove Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! I got chills! Amazing poem!!! :)
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LunatComa Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Wow. I'm rarely blown away by poetry I find on DA. Wonderful piece. 
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FreakEasy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
I almost labelt it as a "Dark Poetry", but then I remember Kierkegaard,

If you name me,
you negate me.
By giving me a name, a label,
you negate all the other things
I could possibly be.

Søren Kierkegaard

However, I like it...
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Iarewizurd Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  New member Student General Artist
AMAZING
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xSilver-Ecstasy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
You write like I can only dream to.
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hipsterfaust Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student Writer
i adore your imagery. you write like who i want to be
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Scratching1 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is sad and elegant at the same time! 
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Ace-the-FSMLC Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
This is an absolutely wonderful piece! <3
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