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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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Angelsofdarkelese Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It reminded me of the third episode of don't hug me I'm scared
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Ripplingwaves Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
You've made a worshipper out of me!
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Rai-Laurel Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
We have just taken a walk through the forest along the path of myth. Breathe it in....breathe it out....
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DoTheDinosaur24 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  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  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  Student General Artist
AMAZING
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littleLilyLove 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  Hobbyist Traditional 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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your-first-boyfriend Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are my muse. :heart:
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LollipoppopXD Featured By Owner Edited Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful poem. I am a vegetarian so I hate dead animals. Even the stuffed ones at those restaurants.
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JohnnyCade4EVR Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is simply amazing. It's sad that the majority of the new generation doesn't understand true talent and true art. I love the passion you writ with. All I can say is magnificent
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derpychan14 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awh this is dark and elegant at the same time... your work is brilliant
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RunescapeRuneKnight Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
why?
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JoePhilliacTheBlack Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't know why, but I read this in a Southern accent-- one I haven't used in years.  There's something very brutal and real at work, here.
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Artaniss87 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Where do I start!? It is intense, deeply dark and beautiful!! Love the metaphor about the leaves, woods, paths and horses. Just LOVE IT.
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Aochiro Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student
:heart: ;n;
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237-IndefiniteTruth Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student General Artist
This was brilliant!
I love the goddess stanza.
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mckltten Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am absolutely astounded by this piece! it is wonderful darling.
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Pinkbat5 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Intense.
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