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o5.
THESE TRUTHS / ARE UNIVERSAL :
SKINNED KNEES / ACHING LIMBS /
YOUR MOTHER'S SADNESS / HIDDEN /
IN THE BREADTH OF HER SHOULDERS /
OR WEDGED BETWEEN HER PRIZED /
PORCELAIN PLATES
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o4.
THERE IS NOTHING SOFT / ABOUT A WOUND /
I'M SORRY
/
IT DOES NOT MATTER / IF YOU KISS YOUR FISTS /
BEFORE THROWING YOUR PUNCHES
/
THERE IS NO GALAXY / IN THE BLUE PURPLE GREEN /
OF MY SKIN / WHEN YOU'RE DONE
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o3.
MAMA / I NEVER WANTED TO BE THIS WAY /
A GIRL WITH A DIRTY HEART / SOILED SINNER /
REPENT / WITH PRESSED PALMS / BRUISED KNEES /
DON'T THINK / ABOUT HER SKIN / HER HANDS
GIRLS WITH DIRTY HEARTS / ARE SO HARD TO LOVE
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I DON'T BLAME HER
I WANT HER TO / KISS THE HEART RIGHT OUT OF ME /
PLUCK IT FROM MY THROAT / CRADLE IT IN HER HANDS
SHE'LL KEEP IT SAFE / UNTIL THE INEVITABLE RETURN /
DROPPED ON MY / DOORSTEP / THE NOTE WILL READ :
I'M SORRY / IT WAS TOO HEAVY TO HOLD
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TELL ME, BROTHER / DID IT HURT /
WHEN FATHER GREASED YOUR WINGS ? /
WHEN HE LET YOU FALL ?
                                                                                                                 BETRAYAL / IS A SHARPER SWORD / THAN SIN. /
                                                                                                                               GABRIEL / PLEASE
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o2.
SHE SAYS / HAPPINESS IS A BONE I BROKE / A LONG TIME AGO
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o1.
SADNESS TASTES LIKE CLEAN SHEETS / AN EMPTY BED / GROWING OLD / ALONE
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flicker flame
There is a ghost in my mouth and it tastes like you.
I am clinging to the past with an iron grip
the past is you
and the present is you
and the future was supposed to be you—
See, I wanted to swallow you but couldn't.
Instead I left you in my throat.
Instead, I broke our hearts for years,
gagged on your name but never spilt it into the toilet.
I couldn't, I couldn't. I'm sorry.
Purgatory tastes like holding on.
Purgatory tastes like I lost you.
I am exorcizing you because you deserve to be more
than mist on the back of my tongue.
I hope he makes you whole in a way I couldn't.
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punch me
kiss me with your fist closed.
3 am smells of sourdough and sadness,
and i can't get the sound of your voice
to stop blowing from my ceiling fan
i want to kiss this girl so badly i can feel it in my teeth.
i bet you taste like cherry cola and gin.
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Even fallen angels miss the clouds, she says.
When it rains, she keeps quiet. I’ve learned to look away from
the whole of her on those days, keep my eyes up towards the
skylight, watch the rain come for me but never reach, never
touch. I don’t want to be cleansed. But when I search for her
from beneath my lashes, she is outside on the grass, arms
outstretched.
Big storms are her favorite: thick droplets catch the hairs on
her forearms, pour down like velveteen drapes. With the light
like this, I see wings. I see remorse. Here she is, an offering.
With the light like this, I know she spits apologies to the
heavens. I know she remembers her mother’s slamming door.
The stench of burnt trees, lightening. Running, running,
running. I know she will curl up on the couch tonight to the
lull of the TV.  
I know, I know. She wants to go home. When it rains, she keeps
quiet, gathers the drops like a scientist, keeps them in jars on
her nightstand. A reminder. Sin and mercy. Resentment and
forgiveness. When it rains, wh
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october —
i have been swallowing
seawater
for days,
spitting up
slick granules
of salt.
you put them
on your tongue, grin
against the grain,
against the saline
flavor.
push my head
back beneath the waves
so i can give you
more.
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squeeze me small:
i want my pieces to
disappear —
i am a mirage in your mirror
ghost girl
fingers snapped off
in my throat
swallow them,
vomit them.
say my name three times
and you will disintegrate, too.
squeeze me small:
stuff this curse of a body
into pandora's box
say, do not open;
dead inside.
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old wives' tale
opposites do not attract.
me, with my soft body
does not want your hard
hands, fists around my
throat.
bathtub sunk, i stay
at the bottom and
watch peach bubbles pop
on my skin. your needle-
nails puncture the
fruit of me. suck the
juice from me. water-
logged, i hop on my
left foot. tilt
to shake you from me.
you are vicious and
sharp. the Anger. i am candy
floss, gummy teeth. the Sadness.
you lick your fingers
clean of me
drop my clothes
on the pantry floor.
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just a girl who doesn't know what else to do with her hands.
i cleared out some of my old work that i was super…cringing about. i kept most stuff, as a way to track development, but i feel infinitely better with certain pieces gone. do you guys ever feel the need to do that? have you looked at old work and went, 'absolutely not,' and got rid of it ?

i'm trying to write more poetry. it's really hard—i don't have much leisure time between two jobs and seven classes. and when i do have some time, i am fried, so creating content isn't as easy this semester as i thought it would be.

what do you guys do when you're in a slump?

hope everyone's well! <3

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i cleared out some of my old work that i was super…cringing about. i kept most stuff, as a way to track development, but i feel infinitely better with certain pieces gone. do you guys ever feel the need to do that? have you looked at old work and went, 'absolutely not,' and got rid of it ?

i'm trying to write more poetry. it's really hard—i don't have much leisure time between two jobs and seven classes. and when i do have some time, i am fried, so creating content isn't as easy this semester as i thought it would be.

what do you guys do when you're in a slump?

hope everyone's well! <3
question: why is everything so expensive

i just want to live my life and buy cute makeup and clothes but i ALSO need money for groceries but honESTLY right now makeup is taking top lead ://///////////////// because ://////

www.sephora.com/multistick-P41…

I WANT AT LEAST 3 OF THESE SO ???????? BAD ???????? FUCK

THATS $60+ 

YA GIRL DONT GOT THAT

me, on craigslist: looking for someone who just wants to give out money for the sake of giving money someone hmu
JUST KIDDING i'd meet a murderer i KNOW better i promise

anyway as always keep me updated on !!! your weeks??? how was your monday, your tuesday? anything new going on? it'd be nice to hear from y'all!!! uvu this is just a little check in / update of my own ; i've been super busy with work and school and i haven't been writing much. but i want to at least post some more journals and keep up with you guys, so always feel free to note me or comment or ask for my snapchat or anything ! <3 
WHY IS $24 SO MANY DOLLARS.....I DONT UNDERSTAND. IT'S SO MANY!!! SO MANY. I JUST WANT TO BUY LIPSTICK I DONT WANT TO SPEND THAT MANY DOLLARS

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unfaithfulstars Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017  Student Writer
i know we haven't talked in what seems like decades but i hope you're well!
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a-girl-named-divine Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
OH GOSH I MISSED YOUR BIRTHDAY i'm like the most awful person ever!! i'll work on making you a belated happy birthday gift maybe hahaha :heart:
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ithaswhatitisnt Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
happy birthday, beautiful! :tighthug: :heart: :iconrainbowcakeplz: i hope you had a great day! <3
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday, darling. Love you :heart:
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Happy Birthday!
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Thank you for your :+fav:s, darling. I appreciate your support, dearly.

All my love,
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Hello!
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Kitty Boop
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lethologic-luna Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Hi there!!! We haven't talked in forever...
I hope you're doing well, my beautiful wonderful fren.
Enjoy your birfdey, because, well, it's your day!
Lemme know how things are going :heart:
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