a modern opheliashe found fennel beneath her pillow,a modern ophelia4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
and felt the familiar flutter
of glassfish between her ribs.
to distract herself, she
scattered the reddest petals
in her bathwater.
she braided poppies in her hair
let regret invade her lungs.
Waltz Moore + HeroineMy name is Sonny Moore.Waltz Moore + Heroine8 years ago in Horror More Like This
The world I live in revolves around two things: dancing and perfection.
I cannot dance.
And I am not perfect.
This is my waltz.
The couples around me are dancing. Dancing. Something theyve always been doing. Ever since I turned 18 and was placed in this room, there has only been dancing. Are they dancing to music? I dont know. My ears have grown so accustom to hearing the noise around me, I cant tell it from silence. Theyve all got hair toned light brown or blond. All of their fleshes are a dark, contrast to their hair. And they wear clothes of bright colors; yellows, ivories, or whites. Their eyes are all light colored too. Most of them gray. And they were all very skinny and tall
It is completely different from me.
I have black hair, pale skin, brown eyes, and theyve dressed me in black clothes. So I would stand out. I am also not skinny; although I am not fat. I am what you might want to call average. And