AfterIt follows me.
My silver skeined ghost.
An almost imperceptible thread;
only visible when you shine light
directly upon it.
It follows me.
It rides the underground.
It hides under bridges,
It is woven into the spools of tar
that form the roads between.
Inevitably if I walk too fast
it reminds me -
Like the tug of stitches in your cheek
that reminds you; you have lost your wisdom.
It reminds me.
It trips me in doorways,
when my mind is elsewhere.
If I look away from it -
- it slips round my neck.
Another knot to throw over the beams
it mauls me without a fair chance.
I tried to sever it. I can't.
Only the corrosion of time has a chance.
So for now, I am tethered
to the fragment of my heart
that I tore out for you.
Although we have placed it in a shroud
and declared it dead,
the umbilical thrumming keeps me awake.
It does not desist;
the connection to that unwanted slab of meat.
DA suggestion: anti giveaway miscats.I would like to suggest that purposefully posting giveaways in the literature fiction prose and fiction poetry sections is manipulating the deviantART front page system to get onto the front page easier, at the expense of an already under-represented frustrated literature community.DA suggestion: anti giveaway miscats.11 months ago in Written Suggestions More Like This
Giveaways are not art, therefore do not belong in a literary art gallery.
I will report these as miscats when I see them and post to tell the poster that I believe they have put it in the wrong section, but I would like to suggest that repeated offenders be banned for what is essentially manipulating the DeviantART system for personal gain.
I did not suggest a Giveaways gallery under DeviantART related because I feel that it would be unfair for skinners and coders for example to suffer because of these deviations which should be journals.
- Disgruntled writer.