Be Careful of What You Wish For : Part XPart XBe Careful of What You Wish For : Part X in Short Stories More Like This
The first thing she saw when she opened her eyes, was a head of green hair resting by her hand. A large, but human sized hand, rested loosely atop of her's. She carefully moved her hand to touch his hair, the movement alerted the human sized giant that she was awake. As Dominic looked up to Cailyn she smiled, "You know I always wondered if you hair is naturally green or is it dyed."
"You're in a hospital after an attack and you ask about my hair color?"
A weak smile spread on her face, "You're alive and well. The pain I feel says I'm alive, and I've just been wondering."
"Hair dye. I'm a blonde," Dominic rose from his seat to stretch. Cailyn noticed the bandages on his own arm.
"You were stabbed "
"I needed a few stiches, nothing li
Be Careful of What You Wish For : Part VIIIPart VIIIBe Careful of What You Wish For : Part VIII in Short Stories More Like This
Since that first night when she cried herself to sleep, Cailyn had not fallen asleep when Dominic was around. Even when human sized he would leave before she went to bed and at his house she went home. Their friendship looked easy going and rather laid back but the truth of the matter was anything but. Cailyn continued to wear her red string hoping to find her soul mate, the problem was she knew she was in love with Dominic. She continued to wear the string because Dominic only wanted to be her friend as far as she knew. Dominic made the excuse that it was hard for giants to tell each other apart when smaller, so finding dates was difficult since dating a human would end awkwardly. He too knew the truth was he fell for Cailyn and he didn't date because he couldn't lie to himself.
As time went on there wasn't a day that they spent apart and the times th
CelebrationI swayed my hips back and forth, singing as I worked. Most males would not bother singing and dancing around. Especially not ones that were 6'8" with plenty of muscle on my frame, I was no Incredible Hulk of muscle but I certainly wasn't the slender muscle of a runner or a swimmer. I was somewhere in between. Enough to make my tall form be proportionate and not gangly.Celebration in Short Stories More Like This
It took me a moment to realize there were eyes on me. Those eyes seemed to be following the sway of my, if I do say so myself, nice butt. I smiled at the midnight blue eyes giving me a leer, didn't help I might not have been wearing a lot of clothing. Or any clothing. As I danced around the room I shared with my mate. Not many people just barged in other then her so I didn't have much to worry about.
My little mate, I smiled seeing her swollen belly. Pregnant with my babies, I wanted to practically explode with h
Baby It's Cold Outside...~*~ WARNING : CONTAINS SOFT, NON-FATAL VORE~*~Baby It's Cold Outside... in Short Stories More Like This
Leaning in I placed a soft kiss upon the forehead of my second oldest daughter. My little Rillen slept snuggled up in her bed, clinging to her teddy bear and purring in her sleep. Setting down the book we had just gotten another two chapters through, I made sure she was tucked in warmly before checking her window. Her whole room was set up now to be a mini defense chamber for her. The window was created so it was unable to be broken or be torn apart and the only lock being for her to lock and unlock from the inside. Right now it was just wide enough for her, very thin frame to wiggle out of it if she wanted too, adults had no chance. Making sure the lock was in place I headed from the room, gently clicking the lock for her before I shut the door.
Again, the only lock was on the inside, no one could tear the door down to get to her. No one could snap the lock.
Be Careful of What You Wish For : Part IXPart IXBe Careful of What You Wish For : Part IX in Short Stories More Like This
Cailyn felt small and defenseless. Touching the small crystal point necklace did little to reassure her. Her mind kept telling her she was at work, she was safe, nothing was going to happen but those thoughts did little to lessen her nerves. She felt exposed as if someone was watching her every movement. It was odd, but the sensation only really bugged her while at work, she had felt fine when she ran to her apartment for a quick freshening up before rushing off to her work.
Once more she touched the piece of jet around her neck but frankly she just wanted her day to be over with so she could see Dominic. She wanted to talk to him about his earlier words and she wanted to feel safe again. The thought of his words caused her heart to beat faster and by lunch she had very little written and knew she would get even less done after lunch. With the
Courting a PrincessCourting a Princess in Short Stories More Like This
Why did my nerves have to get the best of me? I didn't even need to be nervous. This was all a formality. A show really
A big production, something monumental but it would change nothing my life, just make things easier later on. If I were to ever have to take the crown, which I did hope would never happen, I did not want an argument that I was not married in the eyes of the Elowena court. To be married, especially given I am a Princess, and not just any Princess but the next in line for the throne, there were procedures that had to be taken.
I chewed lightly on a claw, a habit I got from my mother that I only did in private and when very nervous. The soft little whimper reminded me I was not in private though. I crouched down by the basket on the floor and lightly stroked the chubby cheek of my newborn son. Oh but he is beautiful, hair as black as his Onai
Promise RingI let my feet gently swing back and forth as I sat upon the branch and gazed at the puffy grey white clouds as they ambled along. The air smelled a little like rain, I wondered if I would be sitting out here in the rain. It would give me an excuse to dance and play without anyone getting upset, because I made a promise to wait here until I received something that I was to then insure it got to the proper owner. I wasn't sure who would be delivering, what I would be receiving, when I would be getting it, or who I would be giving it to. I had been told that the person bringing the item would have all the information for me, and since it had been a member of my family to explain all of this, I trusted I would be safe.Promise Ring in Short Stories More Like This
Without a sound a tilted my head to listen, what I heard was so slight it could be the rain I was waiting for. No it was an even sound and rain is uneven. It was of three soft taps and rain sounds of hund
The Claddagh"Oh " I placed a hand on the eight month baby belly I was sporting, my little girl moving around rather obsessively. She was getting more and more active and I was starting to think she had her mama's strength. I gave my belly a tender rub as I spoke softly to her, today I decided on Russian. No reason why, I just felt in a Russian speaking mood. When you're over six hundred years you learn a few dozen languages. A friend of mine, practically a baby sister to me, speaks dozens and she's fewer than thirty. I felt more kicks before finally the movement began to ease. I chuckled, "That's daddy's little girl."The Claddagh in Short Stories More Like This
Walking was starting to get a little harder to do. More than twenty feet and I would get winded, which is a bit frustrating as I am healthy and in great shape. I guess this baby need her daddy to give a lot to her so she would become big and strong. I gave another little
Frozen Heart : Chapter Three She's so small...Frozen Heart : Chapter Three in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She is about the size for human females. We have been gone long...maybe she seems smaller.
No, I think she is just small.
How do you mean?
One of our tunics is to her knees.
We're also big.
There was a chuckle through their bond that caused Seth go look at his brother in wonder of why he was laughing.
"I am sure she seems smaller because she is also wounded."
"She seems so delicate."
"To us? Everyone is delicate. She cannot be too bad off...she survived a lot."
"True. How long has it been since we have left our mountain?"
"That long.." Seth mumbled.
"Do you think we should move our weapons before she wakes up?" Keiran asked after a few moments of silence.
"Do you think we need too?"
"I do not know, but she might panic when..." His words were cut short as they heard a pained groan from the other room and a thump of something hitting the floor. They were both at the door in an instant.
She groaned, now was not the time for her l
Dragon Bait : Chapter Seven Chapter SevenDragon Bait : Chapter Seven in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I kept the tears silent, which for me was near suffocating, after prolonged tears it became hard to breathe. To the point of tears mixed with gasping and hyperventilating. I wish I knew the way to cry violently but do so silently, for I never liked to cry before anyone. I do not know why I hide my tears but I do. So, in a fashion true to myself, I found a corner that was in a room without another person, nor did it seem a room that drew people to it often, dropped to my knees and wedged myself in as much as I could.
The only relief I had was from the cold wall against my forehead as I gasped a whimper, trying to force myself to stop. That was the problem, even if tears did not flow it took time for me to ease my breathing. More so, the tears had not actually stopped, I had hoped by calming my breath I would stop the dreadful tears. Another gasp, clasping my hand over my mouth I shook and made more whimpered and pained quiet sounds as I tried to control mys
The Devil's PlaygroundThere once was a boy,The Devil's Playground in Concrete Poetry More Like This
who gave his sister hell,
he treated her like a broken toy,
the devil was to come everyone could tell.
Here the devil came,
to pay the girl a visit,
he knew her as she was the same,
he saw her and couldn't miss it.
The devil played with her hair,
as she dried her tears,
she knew he didn't care,
and he stayed to kindle her fears.
the devil so happy,
he heard her cries,
and heard her pleas,
'there is no remorse for me.'
The devil danced his dance,
while she sat there and watched,
and he chanted his chant,
her soul remained staunch.
The devil's playground has been extended,
the girl's heart has finally smiled,
the devil was recommended,
he go elsewhere for a while.
The devil has gone,
to bug someone new,
to find a pawn,
suited to his new crew.
The devil frowned,
there's no need to bring shame,
by acting like a clown,
there is no one left to blame.
It not me this time,
it's he who lost his way,
I didn't commit the crime,
now it's his time to pay.
The devil is busy,
The Brass RoomThere is a world beyond my reality, and into my dreams.The Brass Room in Short Stories More Like This
A magical place that isn't so special.
A room that doesn't exist, here it does. Only in my dreams.
Every time I visit this place, it's so hidden, and I don't think I should knock.
It's a tight squeeze in, but wary, things are not stacked properly, yet the never wobble, they never fall.
A room of brass where the bathroom should be.
Along the walls, overflowing shelves of lamps, cups, and containers litter the room neatly. I never touch anything, and I never know the purpose of this place.
It's a nice place, how bright but dull, a place I like to explore.
I hate to leave, but what lies beyond the imagination is left to the imagination.
PlasticLet's put that smile on now,Plastic in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
it's your big day to become prom queen.
The ruler of the school,
the ruler of all.
To show your dominance above the rest,
how many fake tans you're had to get.
To brighten the room with your smile,
and remind yourself of how long you've had to have braces.
To throw your hair,
how dead is it from all the dye again?
Remember to tell the other girls to stay away,
the blackmail and bribes.
The one with the prettiest foreign dress,
how many girls you tell to dress in what you thought was ugly?
Hello my little doll,
you're shining up real well.
With the peer pressure bearing down on you,
to be the best is your goal.
The money will be yours,
the car will be yours.
Let's not forget the clothes and your toys.
Speaking of all the boys, that is.
And there's nothing more anyone can do,
to change my mind about changing you.
I'll hold my grudge 'til the end of time,
until I can control and make you mine.
Take your free will,
only for a while.
Stick around and get a littl
Earth Is Not EternityWhat she had was so perfect,Earth Is Not Eternity in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
something she could hold in her hand.
But she didn't know the defect,
and it crumbled to sand.
She felt her entire world tremble,
she could move but not very nimble.
Like iron weights is what they resemble,
her feet were that symbol.
She thought this is what she had wanted,
but little did she know the earth could break.
The smile she had daunted,
could only sit on the sun and bake.
The ground had crumbled beneath her feet,
forever she fall,
whoever she meet,
there's no one she could cry out or call.
In her song she cried out in a verse,
it flooded her mind.
She knew this was just her curse,
but all it did was a steady grind.
Dead she lay,
nothing but bones,
out to decay,
her soal moans.
Patiently does she wait,
for someone to come,
it'll never be too late,
to take her away to the Kingdom.
ReachingI had my hopes held high,Reaching in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
wanting to talk to you,
it was like I was reaching towards the night sky,
without you there's nothing I can do.
What you tell me,
they haunt me,
but you can't see,
how they hurt me.
I'll take it to my grave,
only because I can't be brave,
and throw them away,
setting them in their coffin to forever lay.
These pieces of you,
are painful memories,
these pieces of me too,
I crush us together so we could be snatched by the wind that carries.
HomeLet's distance ourselves from here,Home in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
to a place never far and never near,
taking all our items loving and dear,
never looking back to this place veer.
I want to run away and never be found,
a place I know where I'll be safe and sound,
somewhere I can survive all around,
somewhere that isn't home bound.
Living a lie that isn't mine,
at the table shall I meet the Devil to dine,
I walk a straight line,
crooked and twisted but it's still very fine.
So give me some sort of sign,
of the Almighty Devine,
I need you to call mine,
where the stars in the sky align.
Come to me in this place,
with your pure face,
save me from this eternal race...
....to a home I will never call mine.
I Have A Poem...Much like gallant Mister King,I Have A Poem... in Free Verse More Like This
I, too, have a giant dream
In which we've mended everything
And bind jointly by one seam
Where the only tears fall with smiles
And smiles aren't quite so scant
Where one could crawl for miles and miles
And not utter a single "can't"
Where days thrive with proper care
Where clocks are set just right
Where with every breath of air
There's one more star to light the night
Where we all speak with one voice
So that everyone is heard
Where we can all at last rejoice
With the power of this Word
I dream this dream with all my heart
But then I'm awake in bed
And I wonder, though torn apart,
Is my vision truly dead?
Stranger DangerI can see myself reflectedStranger Danger in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
In the eyes of any stranger
And, so, perhaps I've been infected
With all sorts of mild danger
Can he see himself in my eyes, too?
And does he like what he sees?
I wonder if we could switch our shoes
Share a mutual disease
In mine, he'd only walk a mile
Before his feet started to blister
So, naturally I'd smile,
And say, 'We can switch back, Mister.
'I think you understand my pain.
I understand yours, too.
My feet are much too small and plane,
And you wear too large a shoe.'
Loving LoveThose three words that make me meltLoving Love in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The strongest thing I've ever felt
The truest statement ever spoken
Enough to mend a heart once broken
I can't stop smiling, but that's okay
I don't really want to stop, anyway
Thanks for showing me a world without pain
And for teaching me how to trust again.
What Is It That You See?What do you see when you look at me?What Is It That You See? in Other More Like This
Do you see the poet buried deep inside?
Or a poor soul struggling to break free?
Can you see the part of me I try to hide?
When you look deep, can you hear my plea?
Or do you only see the outside?
Make It RightI can't feel the worldMake It Right in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
As it moves beneath my feet
And I can't hear your heart
I can't feel its beat
So, obviously, Love
You're not near enough to me
You should move much closer
As close as you could be
Because we've been apart
For far, far too long
And isolation of this degree
Is all kinds of wrong.
I Am WearyI'm aged porcelainI Am Weary in Free Verse More Like This
And the smile painted on my face is chipping
I'm cheap fabric
And the seams holding me together are ripping
I'm that house
In the worst part of town
That makes the property
Values go down
I am those shoes
That have walked too many miles,
With old, graying laces
And tongues without smiles
I am the heart
That lies in your chest,
With too many wounds
And not a single one dressed.
Mental HealthI'm not really cryingMental Health in Free Verse More Like This
My eyes are simply leaking
I suppose I'm damaged
In a manner of speaking
You hurt me so bad
But you aren't vindictive
This pain in my chest
Is almost addictive
I can't ask the question
For fear of the answer
This rapid heartbeat
Is spreading the cancer
I need some help
Nice nurses in white
Makes my sanity slight
If You Hear Screams At Night..There's danger in the silence,If You Hear Screams At Night.. in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Shadows so close to existence
Emanate subtle violence
With evident consistence
They dance in my peripheral sight
They try to make me mad
They're haunting all my dreams at night
Insomnia's not all bad
I'm only safe during the day
'Til the sun sets in the West
Tomorrow is so far away
But there's no way I can rest
The CauseYou don't see what I doThe Cause in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
But, darling, you don't have to
Because forever it will embed
Itself inside my head
Thank you for caring
And excuse me for staring
I just want to memorize
The fire in your eyes
Because it's so undeniable
And I won't ever forget how
Ecstatic I am now
Inevitably Invisibleavert your eyes.Inevitably Invisible in Emotional More Like This
don't look at me.
Cut it out.
STOP LOOKING AT ME.
I'm hideous. Look away. I don't deserve to be seen. I'm invisible. I am not here. You cannot see.
So stop looking.
I am not what you want.
I am not what I want.
Quit looking at me.
...Are you blind?!
I am not pleasing to the eye! So quit looking! Quit giving me false hopes that won't ever come to life!!!! Stop torturing me so!
I do not can not! have what you crave.
I am not pretty.
I am not.
I am not!
These eyes don't glow or dance or twinkle.
They aren't an appealing color.
They are not warm.
They have no life.
These eyes are cold and hard.
They are dark and withdrawn.
They have seen too much, too many horrors.
They have cried too much.
The tears have dowsed any flame that could ever possibly be found within them.
These eyes are scary.
They are frightened.
So stop looking at them! Stop looking at me!
This face is not alluring.
There is no grace, no beauty.
There is only pale skin and undefin
Chat 14~Ryohei has connected with you viaWebcame~Chat 14 in Fan Fiction More Like This
Gokudera: FUCK! I should really turn this thing off .
Ryohei: WHY ARE YOU ON MY COMPUTER SCEEN?
Gokudera: Cause you pressed the webcame feature turf head
Ryohei: THAT DOSEN'T EXPLAIN WHY YOU ARE ON MY SCREEN.
Gokudera: What? Yes it does!
Ryohei: I'M EXTREMLY CONFUSED!
Gokudera: Listen; if you don't know what something does then don't fucking press it!
Ryohei: PRESS WHAT?
~Yamamoto wishes to connect viaWebcame with you. Bump Ryohei off, or continue chatting with Ryohei?~
Gokudera: Is there a 'neither' button
Ryohei: JOIN THE BOXING CLUB.
~You have bumped Ryohei off and are now connected viaWebcame with Yamamoto~
Yamamoto: Hey beautiful~
Yamamoto: Why do you look so stressed Dera D:
Gokudera: It's nothing, nothing at all.
Gokudera: And don't call me beautiful!
Yamamoto: But you are~
Yamamoto: And I love to see you blush Dera, it's so cute. :3
Gokudera: How come you never blush!?
Yamamoto: That's because Gokudera
I'll be waitingWhen Gokudera is angry, he organizes his room, as a way to keep his mind off of whatever the hell pissed him off.I'll be waiting in Romance More Like This
When Gokudera is sad, he cleans his living room, going through all of the memories that lie there.
When Gokudera is lonely, he does the dishes, making sure to take his time scrubbing off every speck of grease he finds.
When Gokudera is annoyed, he cleans out his closet, hoping to find his calming item.
Most of Gokudera's emotions result in him cleaning, because it's just the way he is.
Normally, he feels each emotion at a different time, so his house is normally spotless.
But what happens, when he is feeling all these emotions at once? Well, it's worst then spring-cleaning that's for sure.
Yamamoto has been away on training with Squalo for the past month, and is due back in three days, and Gokudera fucking misses him.
He misses the idiot's bright smile, his idiotic laugh, his happy aura, and his heart-warming smile. He misses the way the idiot would hold him, annoys him, lo
100 TC 24-2724. Rocks Aren't the Same100 TC 24-27 in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Why the hell are we seeing this movie?" Gokudera hissed at Yamamoto.
The lights dimmed as the movie started, and the screen flickered on. They showed different pictures of landscapes before the title came up.
"Not All Rocks Are The Same."
Yamamoto and Gokudera decided to skip school, seeing as Tsuna was on a trip with Reborn so Gokudera found no point in going to school, and Yamamoto just wanted to be wherever Gokudera was.
Obviously the only person who was interested in this movie was Yamamoto and some old guy who feel asleep, cause there was no one else in the movie theater.
Who would want to see a movie about rocks? And who cares if they weren't all the same? Maybe Yamamoto actually wanted to learn something?
If he needed to learn something it should be math . Damn idiot.
"So then" Yamamoto casually put his arm around the back of Gokudera's chair "I'm guessing you don't want to watch the movie?" It was dark but Gokudera could still see the sly grin on
Title"Neh, it's just us, everyone left."Title in Romance More Like This
"Idiot, anyone can walk in."
"Hibari is doing a patrol, so anyone he finds on school campus is dead."
"That could be us, idiot!"
"Don't worry, we wont get caught~ don't you have some sort of fetish for this?" Yamamoto chuckled, backing Gokudera up to the desk. He leaned forward, lightly pressing his lips to Gokudera's, who hesitantly kissed him back.
W-what? What is this?
Yamamoto And Gokudera?
Gokudera's back is towards me, but the tips of his ears are red, so he must be blushing.
Shit! I shouldn't be spying through the crack in the door, but I need to get my notebook
Since when was Yamamoto gay? Yesterday at baseball practice he was talking to me about some busty girl he saw!
But why Gokudera? Gokudera is such a Such a Tough guy. And Yamamoto seems to have so much control over him.
I should leave before I get caught
"N-nh Takeshi" Gokudera gasped against his lips when Yamamoto's hands made their way und
Chat 15Gokudera: What's your problem?Chat 15 in Fan Fiction More Like This
Yamamoto: I'm just putting it out there.
Yamamoto: Just telling you what has been on my mind.
Gokudera: To think something like that actually goes on up in there.
Yamamoto: Do you have to be so mean?
Gokudera: It feels like it's the only way I can get through to you!
Yamamoto: May be I don't like the way your talking to me.
Gokudera: Should have said that sooner.
Yamamoto: You never listen to me when I talk!
Gokudera: You never say anything worth listening to!
Yamamoto: THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT!
Gokudera: Damn, don't have to use Caps with me.
Yamamoto: You know what Gokudera; you are actually pissing me off right now.
Gokudera: I tend to do that to people.
Yamamoto: You act like you don't give a shit, I swear
Gokudera: What makes you think I do?
Yamamoto: If you don't care.
Gokudera: Then what?
Gokudera: Out with it idiot!
Yamamoto: Then lets break up.
Gokudera: Fine by me.
~Gokudera Hayato is now offline~
Cafe 6It's been a whole week since Gokudera has quit, since Yamamoto has put up the 'Now hiring sign', and since Yamamoto has known about Hibari.Cafe 6 in Fan Fiction More Like This
Gokudera is afraid that Hibari might come after him, so he plans to move out of the country with Ryohei.
If Gokudera dose that, then that means Yamamoto will never see him again.
Yamamoto will be sad if he never sees Gokudera again, very sad.
Well, he doesn't see Gokudera as often as he use to.
He actually doesn't see Gokudera at all anymore.
Damn, he misses him.
"Excuse me." A voice asked, snapping Yamamoto out of his daydream.
"Ah, yes, what ca-" Yamamoto froze as he stared at the man. 'Wow. He's really cute.' "What can I get for you." Yamamoto blushed.
"Tall black coffee." He shrugged looking threw his wallet.
"Right up." Preparing the coffee a little quicker then normal, Yamamoto handed the coffee back to the costumer and frowned when he saw he was paying in cash. 'Guess I can't know his name unless I ask.' "Have a nice day." Yamamoto sai
Mika 8059The 25 year old rain guardian slid his hand down the storm guardian's waist, as his mouth was busy nibbling on the bomber's neck. The storm guardian whispered quiet moan's in the swordsman's ear.Mika 8059 in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Daddy, what are you doing to Papa?" A soft voice asked.
Both guardian's froze in their positions.
"Didn't you lock the fucking door?" Gokudera hissed in Yamamoto's ear.
"What if Mika needed something?"
"It's obvious she needs something now."
"Daddy, why is Papa whispering when I can hear you guys." Mika tilted her head.
"You handle it." Gokudera groaned, rolling over on his side. Yamamoto sighed.
"Mika," Yamamoto jumped off his bed, and crouched down in front of their 6 year old daughter. "Why are you up, it's past your bed time."
"Why should I answer your question, when you haven't answered mine?" Mika was only 6, but had reasoning like a lawyer. She was very intelligent for her age, and even though she is adopted, she reminds the rain guardian so much of Gokudera.
"You make a goo
SwitchThe silver haired storm stood in front of the mirror, dressed in the white baseball uniform. He looked at himself, and then smiled as he stretched out the sleeves of the uniform. He turned his back towards the mirror, and then checked out his ass in the reflection.Switch in Fan Fiction More Like This
"What the fuck are you making me ware?" Came out of the rain guardian's mouth as he walked into Gokudera's room.
"Ha-ha, you look you sexy in my uniform Hayato." Gokudera hugged himself.
"Take it off you moron!" Yamamoto hissed.
"You should really smile more Dera~" Gokudera smiled, looking at himself in the mirror, playing with his cheeks.
"Take it off!"
"Mm, help me?" Gokudera winked.
"Idiot, you think I'm going to get turned on by my own body?"
"Since you are in my body," Gokudera started to pull up his shirt, revealing some of his stomach. "My body still reacts to what I like, doesn't it?" He took off his shirt entirely. Yamamoto slapped his hand over his nose as he felt a nosebleed come his way.
"You're such a fucking pe
7 days part 2Day one:7 days part 2 in Romance More Like This
He is smiling in his sleep.
It's as if he is really awake, but with his eyes close.
He hasn't stopped smiling since I told him I would go out with him; I guess he really does like me.
He has me in a tight cuddle, he has his hands around my torso, and I can feel his breath on my face.
I was a little shy about the idea of cuddling at first, but then he told me that this is what all couples do after they do That.
Its Sunday morning, and I woke up before he did, but I don't want to wake him up.
And to tell you the truth, this cuddling thing isn't that bad.
A slight awaking moan cam from the back of Yamamoto's throat as he awoke from his sleep.
"Mm, morning." Eyes still heavy with sleep, the idiot managed to smile. "What do you want to do today?" He asked, snuggling his nose into my hair.
"I don't care." I shrugged in a quiet voice.
I don't know why but I felt kind of embarrassed that Yamamoto and me actually had a title now.
But, it will only be for a week, I don't actually
Chat 12~Ryohei has joined your chat~Chat 12 in Fan Fiction More Like This
Ryohei: DO YOU GUYS WANT TO HERE SOMETHING EXTREAMLY FUNNY?
Ryohei: OKAY, SAY SOMEHTING
Ryohei: STOP BEING AN EXTREME SMART ASS.
Gokudera: Stop being a dumb ass.
Yamamoto: Be nice
Ryohei: IF OCTOPUS HEAD WONT PARTICIPATE THEN HOW ABOUT YOU YAMAMOTO?
Yamamoto: Alright It was very loud.
Ryohei: THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID.
Yamamoto: OHHHHHHHHHH I get it! Lol!
Gokudera: You both are idiots
Yamamoto: It was so big I almost choked!
Ryohei: THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!
Yamamoto: Nah That's what HE said
Gokudera: HE LIED
One DayOne day you can dream of me there,One Day in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Or I can dream of you,
But we will be free.
Maybe next week,
There's always time from here,
With more than one chance.
One day you can sleep in my arms,
Or I can sleep in yours,
But we will be happy.
One day you can wake up to my eyes,
Or I can wake up to yours,
But we will be snug.
Maybe next week,
There's always time from here,
With more than one chance.
They have got the time,
That was so hard to find,
Though we shall keep in line,
For into the light we're blind.
One Little HeartThe fleeting sparks of happiness,One Little Heart in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Flickers like the matchshick should,
And dies as only the matchstick could.
The dank moor of fermenting gloom,
Cowers the heart, flicking matches.
Seeing them drown, for the flame never catches.
The fallen sticks of blackened wood,
Are the only traces of that
One little heart, and the puddle where it sat.
The poor heart would have given itself
To anyone who cared.
Though even if they had seen it,
They could not have been prepared.
Labrythine BurrowI live out my days tunneling,Labrythine Burrow in Free Verse More Like This
Tunneling through my head,
To get to ever greater depths.
Kafka's mole-rat digging into the earth below,
Creating a labyrinthine burrow
Of seemingly infinite complexity,
Safe from the encroachment of perplexity.
In my burrow,
In my solitary thoughts,
I dream my dreams
Dreams of the heart I sought.
And with that I lose myself
In a maze of technical speculations,
I begin once more to dream my dream
Of a completely perfect burrow
I seek to be entirely free,
But never want to leave.
I dwell in my burrow with a gallery of images,
The images of a plethora of people
The people of an exquisite spontaneity
From within or without in a deity.
Inside me I feel undone and surreal
The passageways of my burrow are redolent of indifference
The benign but vaguely repellent odor of emotional emptiness.
A host of imagined memories hopeful from the hopeless.
It is the mark of a restless nature,
Of inner uncertainty,
Evil propensities that seem still wors
Poppies TranceTake me down to the village square,Poppies Trance in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Shine the light off your golden hair,
Cause one by one the flowers dance,
Under the wave of our poppies trance.
Such a beautiful stream
Of water and of care,
These dreams seem to flitter
In the eyes of our poppies trance.
The leaves bob on the river tides,
The sun has never rode so high,
Cause one by one the flowers dance
Under the wave of our poppies trance
Love the grass trod beneath
Of clover and of shoots,
These feet seem to flourish
In the eyes of our poppies trance.
Taken back to the british green,
Her petals bloom and fill the scene
Cause one by one the flowers dance
Under the wave of our poppies trance.
HippopotamusThere's a happy hippopotamusHippopotamus in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Hippo plodding along,
As the toucan band
Sang him his song.
He's a little happy,
Little hippy, happy hippopotamus.
Then down from a tree,
Came his friend, the monkey.
Said 'Mr Pottywottymus,
Look at me!'
'I can sing you a song
And it won't be too long,
So you can hippo party along'
'You're a little happy,
Little hippy happy hippopotamus'
While the monkey sang,
Snuck Mr 'Rangutan,
Behind Mr Pottylottymus,
For they had thunk a plan.
So the monkey sang his song,
Which is getting quite long,
But fun if you hippopotty along.
Bout a little happy,
Little hot, but
Little hippy happy hippopotamus.
But when the song slowed,
Mr Potty did know,
Of a wallet sized hole
In the pocket of a
Not so happy,
Little hippy happy hippopotomous.
The monkey did shout
For 'Ranga to get out,
Cos Mr Pottynottymus
Is charging about.
And no one sang the song,
Of the hippo-ma-tron,
Cos he ate Mr 'Rangutan.
Electric FliesI saw your eyes like carnival signs,Electric Flies in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
And saw you were the one for me,
Won't need old 7 up to take me there,
With you I saw how sweet little honey can be.
You caught my sight and wondered gaze,
With your mind like electric flies,
They took me in, I cannot roam no more,
But look up blind into the the ruby red skies.
Cut me with your lip sheathed scimitar smile,
And open me for all to see,
I hope this eastern delight makes me relax,
And in slicing me deep, should she set me free.
Squeeze me dry and wash your deep red clothes,
With your latticed calico hugs,
Don't want to leave your insulated arms,
The blood I bleed is another sign of love.
Slowly your kisses of fibreglass
Weave into cracking red lips
And sew us together, held by our mouths,
I need to leave you, but I could never quit.
Millisecond ScreamSelf concious hatredMillisecond Scream in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Time bell ringing
Hell Chorus Singing.
Eye balls off set
Red marks gorge head
Nose line twisty hook
Picasso caffeine look.
Dog stop iron paw
Millisecond scream for more
Reflecting shortcut man
Smiley to wordy fans.
I hate my school
I hate myself
I hate my mind.
And most of all
I Hate My Way.
Vino GirlCrashing out of the party,Vino Girl in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Baby looking like a wreck.
Got too many highlights and a love bite on her neck.
Standing in the doorway of a little red box,
Lifting up the handset and
Ringing up a cop.
Running through the nighttime
Vodka soaked into her shirt.
Wearing leather boots and nothing much of a skirt.
How could whats so wrong
Seem so right?
Lifes no longer
Black and white,
For the Vino Girl.
Huddled in the corner of her toiletries room,
Head into the sink as
The sunrise starts to loom.
DustSilence is a distraction.Dust in Free Verse More Like This
A hermits fear of what he may
Or may not hear.
For he sees with his eyes
That have seen the silence being to settle,
And he hears with his ears
The dust of eons past
Fall upon the stoney gaze,
And the haze of dust, swirling in the light
And hung in the sepia air he...
Ballad Of A Broken BandLet it flow baby,Ballad Of A Broken Band in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Our music is lazy.
We need to learn another key,
To find someone else in our tree.
We crash and we lose it,
We rock an old blues hit.
We've lost our old music
Our music is through.
When did we lose the touch
I'm sure it meant so much,
Can we really live without it?
The love that we have lost
Seems will be forgot,
For all the spats that we had spit.
Play that song just one more time.
Play those memories
And keep your spirits flying.
The stage is set for one more try.
Play those memories.
Unexpected RealityAlmost getting crushed by a truck surely wasn't the right way to start that day, and the fact that she fell on a dirt patch and thus ended up bruised and covered in mud made Sam almost wanted to cry, or tell the world to fuck off... or both.Unexpected Reality in Short Stories More Like This
It was such an important day, why couldn't things just go her way for once?
But then again it was her mind already racing forward in time to the upcoming hours that made it impossible for her to remain focused on the present, and almost not notice a hellishly big truck in her way... but she was alive.
Achy, dirty, no longer ready for an important date, but alive.
Not that she started out that fancy to begin with in any case... indecision on what to wear settled in for so long that she then had to just pick random stuff, her everyday clothes, and rush out of her house trying not to be late... and it's not as if it was going to be a fancy thing in any case... a meeting out in the wild just wouldn't require any spiffy clothing, functional was better..
4 - FUN in the SUN“Oi, Dean! Come here already! Ye can't grump out all th'feckin' day!” Tyre called loudly.4 - FUN in the SUN in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Oh, yeah? Wanna bet?!” Dean snarled back, shrugging a little before returning to focus on his book, finding the shade and breeze coming from the sea soothing enough... he just wanted to read in peace and stay away from the hustle of the beach. Screaming giant toddlers, huge crabs and who knew what other monstrosities from the deep... no thanks.
Tyre and Nero might have wanted to enjoy the sunny day out on the seaside... and Dean had nothing against it. But he made it very clear that he didn't want any of that. He'd just lay on the sand under the shade of a beach umbrella with a good book. Maybe crosswords if he finished the reading early.
Of course that turned out to be a difficult plan to pull off... he should have known.
First off, as he turned down Ner's demand to help him out with his sandcastle... but the excuse of not wanting to get burnt to a crisp under the
Cursed 1“As for today news: the cases of the unknown condition striking people around the world are still increasing and our reporters managed to get shocking images of new sightings on the surface. The scientific community is still on searching for a cure and researching the situation, and the government has...” the TV buzzed softly in the background as Sam sleepily shuffled through her kitchen, the idea of making pancakes in the morning getting quickly forgotten as she just headed for milk and cereals... even coffee was too much of a hassle to make this morning.Cursed 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Dammit, Sam! What trickery is this?!” an angry snarl coming from behind her made Sam turn around with a yelp, the carton of milk falling from her hands to crash on the ground, the surprised expression quickly fading from the woman's face as her eyes settled flatly on the man who just spoke.
Dean quickly ducked, his long black braid whipping after his fast movement as he nimbly caught the falling milk in a han
Warm WelcomeThe sight of a village in the distance was very welcome... it seemed as if he finally managed to find his way. Good thing his nose managed to give him some directions as the ones that the lass herself gave him were pretty hazy... and surely not meant to be very helpful to a Faron.Warm Welcome in Short Stories More Like This
Okay, he should have thought of that and asked exactly what she meant for 'huge boulder' or 'very tall tree' but at the moment he truly wasn't thinking...
But now the settlement was in sight... it was going to be a fun day for sure.
The giant picked up his pace again now that he saw his destination with his own two eyes... and he was also eager to get out of the too tight mountain path he had to squeeze himself through.
But after having sprinted through the last couple of twists in the road he abruptly stopped, a snarl rising to his throat in seeing another giant sitting on the roadside, a bit too nonchalantly for it to just be a coincidence.
That guy had been waiting for him... but that didn't matter
Divine Favor 1The loud crash of thunder that accompanied the slamming of the heavy doors was not just a dramatic coincidence, nor was it meant to light the way for the figure that quickly strode on the ancient stone slabs of the bridge that was apparently floating in the middle of nowhere.Divine Favor 1 in Short Stories More Like This
The rest of the building was just hidden by clouds at the moment, clouds that were getting darker and darker, foul as the mood of the man that was stomping towards them.
While rain and lightning were never his duty... well, enough anger in a god was bound to find a way to make itself manifest. Other than the spark of utter black energy that were left in the trail of each long stride, of course, but those were too quiet for what Dean had in mind... after all the god of thieves and assassins was hardly known for his patience and right now he was truly regretting not having any overly flashy and explosive power like Tyre did... for at the moment he would have found great pleasure and relief in making something blow u
2 - A Knight's ValentineFinn walked up the stairs and hesitated for a while in front of the closed door. A couple of times he almost turned back to leave, being pretty sure that the outcome would have been the same he'd get by knocking, but in the end he grabbed his courage and knocked softly on the polished wooden door.2 - A Knight's Valentine in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Like always, after their monstrous master had his belly filled with tasty villagers and the town was empty, Kai went and took for himself the best room in the local inn. Finn himself tried not to take advantage of the situation they were in, finding it disrespectful towards the dead villagers to just take for themselves what they should have payed for under normal circumstances... apparently the wizard didn't have such concerns and just took a comfortable bed when it presented itself. Tsk... wizards are smart after all.
After a little while the door creaked open, a wisp of strawberry blond hair, green eyes staring at him with mild annoyance in them and a book held in the hand that wasn
Saved TwiceHe was late.Saved Twice in Short Stories More Like This
Was it just her memory playing tricks on her? No, it couldn't be... Livia was sure that he said he'd manage to come this time... but the meeting was supposed to be two days ago.
Her family wasn't going to be away for much longer and... she wanted to see her knight. Even if she refused to even think about it... she started to feel scared. Scared that he wouldn't come, that he'd forgotten about her... that something happened to him.
Not that there was much that could even as much as put a dent in someone like him, even less block him from coming over and she knew it very well. Knew that her worries were stupid but also knew that she couldn't take it anymore.
Even as she prepared to set out Livia could hear the knight's voice reproaching her for the stupid decision... heading out to the other side of the border was surely not a bright idea but... she didn't care about bright at the moment.
If something other than the fear and need in her were in control she'd notice the fooli
Cursed 4As threatening glares and careful growls were exchanged between the two titans, Dean stood motionless in the midst, possibly also being the very prize the two monsters were fighting over... or more like assessing superiority over, as calling it a fight wasn't very accurate: no exchanging of blows or anything, just some long staring contest and feral noises as the two decided who was more worthy of the black-haired man. According to Dean that positively huge one standing in the forest was more giant-y overall... but he didn't know if it was better. After all it meant that he'd have to run from legs that were that much longer if that colossal red-head won.Cursed 4 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Red-head... that did make a bell in Dean's mind ring, something that he heard from Neros, another thing that at the time he just dismissed as a wild tale, surely exaggerated in the description of the titan that the young man escaped from... but he did talk of red hair and being big enough to blot out the sun, and that giant here
Valentine's DrabbleAnd... done.Valentine's Drabble in Short Stories More Like This
Sam looked down with more than just a hint of satisfaction at her handywork, seeing the red-dyed sugar frosting form a bright, shiny heart over the dark chocolate goodness beneath it.
That was one hell of a cake if she was any judge: layers of pan-of-spain and peppermint flavored cream encased in a solid shell of dark chocolate... and the decoration was just to make it clear that it wasn't just a coincidence that she was going through all that today. The red heart was surely clear enough a sign... maybe a bit too much?
Sam was already having doubts on most of everything, the only certainty she had left was that she'd make a fool out of herself soon enough.
It was Valentine's day... and about time she let her crush know of her feelings. Or a time as good as any, at any rate... since it was a celebration, it was a bit harder to wiggle out of it today... it was a good chance for getting things to be more than just friendly neighbors. Or at least a better chance than most... t
Neighborhood Giant“Oi... I haven't got all day here, lass...” the grumble coming from outside made Sam quickly go to pick her shopping bags... Finn had been nice enough to help her out with the heavy lifting – as climbing up some five flights of stairs with the groceries wasn't exactly her definition of fun – and it wasn't right to keep him waiting... even if that meant that she had to run up the stairs it was worth it... not every neighborhood came with an inbuilt charming, tall and friendly guy and so she was surely going to cling to the stroke of luck however she could.Neighborhood Giant in Short Stories More Like This
“Y-Yeah... I'm coming...” Sam wheezed out and started for the window.
Yeah, the window... Finn kinda brought the 'tall' part of the deal to an extreme... and so when Sam opened the window she saw her bags of groceries hovering just outside, firmly supported by a hand that was way longer and way broader than the woman was tall, the rest of the red-headed giant stretching to fill the view out of her w
The Scroll Of RighteousnessThe one atop the throne, about his right side was a scroll, two cubits long and half a cubit wide. And upon the scroll was writing on the backside and within; and was sealed nine times over along the length of the scroll. Before me a strong angel looked about and upon his lips uttered, “Who upon the dominion of the LORD shall open this scroll of parchment and look thereon?” And neither man nor beast from the Earth, nor the angels in heaven nor any beneath the Earth were able to open the scroll or look thereon.The Scroll Of Righteousness in Free Verse More Like This
And about me a shudder overcame, and I wept, for no one about the dominion of the LORD was able to open the scroll nor look thereon. And an angel came forth toward me, and uttered kind words from his lips, and was saying, “Weep not King of the Knodites, for a man hath come who has opened the scroll and loosed the nine seals thereof.” And I looked and beheld, a lamb stood with seven eyes and seven horns as though slain.
The Fourth SealUpon this being accomplished wrote I the fourth seal, which had opened. And I beheld before me, wide beachheads, and them who lay on the beachheads were tended to by servant men and servant women. And they lay upon the beachheads by day and were tended to with music by night. And the servants came from distant lands as far off as Amon and Shimelah. And the people who tended these things were them who lived in Phoinikes, the city of warriors.The Fourth Seal in Free Verse More Like This
And as the days went by, servants came forth to tend the people of Phoinikes, but on the third day of tending, the people of Phoinikes went to the beaches to be tended to, and to listen to music; and the servants were not in sight, and had not been seen. Upon this, the people of Phoinikes saw that there was a revolt against them, and went to the armory to gather weapons and quell the revolt. The servants who tended them were at the armory of the city, and had been in wait.
Upon this, a great battle waged before the city of Phoinikes, out
The Holy AltarIn Heaven I beheld an altar built for all the saints and wise-men of the Earth who had been slain and were slain. I beheld before the altar, and the temple of the LORD which was built before the altar, a multitude of men and women and children who numbered a thousand times a thousand, and thousands upon thousands. And one of the elders who stood beside me saith on me, for I had asked him ‘Who are these arrayed before the LORD and the temple he built in Diana, and whence came they and from where?’ And the elder with me looked upon me, and saith on me, “Them who are arrayed before the LORD and his temple, and the altar built he, are the saints of the LORD, for they are the ones slain, who washed their robes free of sin and devoid of temptation, in the blood of the lamb who sacrificed himself for them who sinned; and they arrayed before the LORD and are priests in his temple, and are servants in his temple. They serve him the LORD day and night. They are made happy foThe Holy Altar in Free Verse More Like This
The Four Horsemen and Dragon Of DeathAnd I beheld the eighth seal, which the Lamb of God had opened. And out of this seal were evil things and words and ways, for the Earth had fallen. And the lands of the Medinat had been subjugated and the strongholds in the east belonged to the enemies of the LORD. And I beheld a dragon, which had risen from the sea and out of this dragon was a head of boastful words, one of hateful words; and still one with a tongue as though poison. And the beast that crawled from the seas upon the Earth was accompanied by four men on horses. And these men rode on their horses towards the four quarters of the Earth, and brought about suffering onto these quarters of the Earth.The Four Horsemen and Dragon Of Death in Free Verse More Like This
Look! Out from the shores of the isle of Gomhorra, near Jesherma! Between the coast of those isles and the vale of Insula stood he, ready for war and armed with a golden sickle and about his chest a golden breastplate stands Hades. And behind him sits a worn wooden funeral pyre, and about it lay the kings of the land
The Great QuakeAfter the horses and their horsemen rode throughout the Earth, for seven years time, I beheld a great quake. For the Earth had shook, and the stars in Heaven fell atop the Earth, and the sun went black as sackcloth and the moon red as blood. And the islands of the Earth, and the mountains were from their placements moved and shifted. And they were shifted out of place or had disappeared from the Earth and from underneath the Earth, and the rivers and streams and lakes all shifted and were moved and routed to different places on the Earth. And every servant and every king and chieftain. Every warlord and bondsman, wise man and gentile, took to the rocks in the Earth which had formed and were formed and to every den and every place of hiding; and hid there saying unto the rocks to cover them such that they shall be protected from the just wrath of the LORD.The Great Quake in Free Verse More Like This
And the Earth shook further opening the dens and hiding places of the people who hid and did not face the LORD and his wrath. And th
The FalsehoodAnd Apylliades the Servant found his mother and slain her, for he was now the servant of the Beast. And the Beast went forth and was given the dominion of all the kingdoms of the East. And the beast named Apylliades his heir, and made Apylliades the king of the kingdoms of the East and his servant in arms. And Apylliades went forth and was made to conquer the kingdoms in the west and bring about the dominion of the Beast that he shall fight against Knod which had remained the last outpost of the LORD.The Falsehood in Free Verse More Like This
And the Beast made all of the gentiles who had not been slain to wear upon their left hands or the back left side of their necks the his mark or the number of his mark. And that number was six-hundred sixty-six. And no women may work in his kingdom; or take up tasks outside of the house and under the sun or temple roof. And no man may buy or sell without his mark. Neither may they eat or worship the beast without his mark.
And the Beast made them who were his servants wear robes of ruby a
The Third SealFrom the distant shores they sailed. Aboard triremes and wooden ships and iron ships and metal ships they sailed, making a name for themselves far and wide. From far off lands the people of Aztlan bought and sold wares of their making; and the making of the subjects of those distant lands and wealthy ports they sailed to. Yet they made enemies, and upon this I had witnessed the lamb open the third seal, and shew judgment upon the people of Aztlan, and this he had done, and I saw a great wave, such as the one which had struck Diana. And this wave had swept south about and over the countryside towards the grasslands of Aztlan, and swept about the city of wealth.The Third Seal in Free Verse More Like This
And as he opened the seal, I beheld a group of many warriors in thirteen rows of three columns praying towards the skies to bring the rains upon a fair city in the Medinat, but I could not make out the name of the city in their prayers. Upon this, I saw also a man, who was crowned with jewels and ornate as though a king of the pa
The Seventh SealAnd I beheld the lamb, who had pried open the seventh seal, and out of this I saw a sprawling city, with three large forts on the landward sides facing the Megladesh sea in the west, and four forts facing the plains of Gladosheph in the east. And about the city were a troop of men whose heads numbered a thousand, and a thousand upon thousands. These were the cherubim who had fled the safety of Sephletam for the war against Agust, and the Amonites and Danorians who had waged war with Agust and the ones of Gladosheph.The Seventh Seal in Free Verse More Like This
Before the city of Agust stood the defenders of the city, who had granted council to the cherubim and their mercenaries. And the cherubim slaughtered the defenders and they moved into the city and light afire the temples of Agust, and enslaved the people who inhabited the city, servant man and servant woman; peasant and nobleman alike.
For some time thereafter the people rebelled against their masters and waged war, praying for a victory. And their prayers went unheeded, fo
The Sealing Of God's ServantsAnd I beheld four angels who came from the Heavens in clouds. And they took to the four corners of the Earth, containing in them and holding about them with steady arms, the winds of the Earth that they shall not be blown through the trees of the Earth, nor the waters nor anything upon the Earth.The Sealing Of God's Servants in Free Verse More Like This
And I beheld a fifth angel which had arrived from the steady clouds still and forsaken. And he called out to the angels of the Earth that were permitted to harm the Earth, and he called on them that they shall hold steady and wait while the children of the twelve tribes of Knod were sealed with the seal of God.
I beheld them who were crowned and given atop their foreheads the seal of God. And they were evenly numbered from all the tribes of Knod. And I remembered, for Kingdom Knod was founded by the kings of Al’lon in the south and the kings of Theuspedis in the north. And I heard the names of the tribes and the number therein who were sealed.
Them arrayed who were numbered one-hundred-
The Fifth SealAnd the lamb of God read from the fifth seal, which had been open, and he read thereon and announced the name of the city of Non. Down southward bound, nearest the shores of Sherridan and Gomesh; those villages destroyed by the LORD before our time ten score and fifty years. And he read the sin of Non, as that of Sherridan and Gomesh; and he read their sin as gluttony. And the angel with me called out and pointed towards a tall tower which went to the heavens as high as the skies and beyond the reaches of the Earth. And this tower was full to bursting with the things under the sun. Grain and foodstuffs, tools of science and industry. And the people were charging for these goods which had been stored in the tower. And the angel saith on me, and let out a great cheer, as the LORD opened a bowl filled with filthy things and rotten foodstuffs and stale water and milk and all the things hoarded by the people of Non. He formed a great cloud after the trumpet was blown, and pouredThe Fifth Seal in Free Verse More Like This
dreamsong :work in progress:i. from the seadreamsong :work in progress: in Short Stories More Like This
The girl in the white dress is splayed against the salt-dark sand like a scrap of cloth. The sea, receding, whispers quiet self-assurances.
The boy who travels shadows hates this part of his patrol. He belongs beneath the trees and in the dense, wet heat--not here. Here, he is prey to endlessness.
The shadow boy skirts the fringes of the sand, taking what comfort he can from the stunted groundcover, blue and faintly glowing in the moonlight. The muscles in his shoulders twitch, and he grits his teeth against the overwhelming fear of exposure.
At least astronomy is in his favor--full moons make for good shadows. Quick escapes.
The heady rush and hiss of the ocean is making him nearly come undone when he sees her, the dress shining like a strand of whitecap detached and thrown back. He tenses.
He gulps a deep breath and steadies himself before throwing himself in the openness of beach. With no shadows to hold onto, h
into the deepAudio version over thisaway.into the deep in Free Verse More Like This
and the world will crumble, darling, but we will watch the stars--
watch the coasts curl up at the edges and the foam-slick sea drag them under
and history will bloom in brass and copper nebulas,
untainted by the tortured earth and its pleading
flecks of ash below.
but we will watch the stars
watch the galaxy unwind, spirals stringing out
the taste of ozone and plasticities.
the heaving sea will recede--the glaciers
pour their hearts out
the dunes rise up to the sated horizon.
will watch the stars.
and the hungering infernos hold no sympathy.
travelersthis silvertongued landtravelers in Free Verse More Like This
is fit for strange adventures
so we will roam as the city
sleeps, and the soft
of the camera shutter will lull the crickets
we will leave our trail
in incandescent flashes--
the negatives seared and crackling on
and drag our hearts on
moonshine wisps behind us--
gathering fog and scents and
strains of music
carried in on night-thin air.
the song of a roamerAnd darling, I've been gone for a long, long time. Your eyesthe song of a roamer in Free Verse More Like This
are still that steely gunpowder blue, but your hair has grown long,
and there's a softer curve to your waist
and freckles on your shoulder I don't remember,
and I think,
What have I missed?
You tell me about the weddings
the divorces. You tell me
about the babies
and the losses, and how last year
your dog died--easy, in his sleep--
and there is a hollow lack in you,
a space reserved for things that won't come back.
Long ago, was there a space like that
When did it collapse--when did it
fold in on itself
under the weight of things that matter more?
I tell you about Cambodia. I paint
the jungles for you, breathe the crushing wet heat
of it into your lungs. I tell you
about the kids in Africa
and how the heat is different there--
belligerent and fierce.
I tell you how much you would have liked Barbados,
and how much you would have hated Rome.
And I remember all the things I
can't tell you--all the things I don't hav
with thanks to frost Now with a reading.with thanks to frost in Free Verse More Like This
two roads diverged in a soulless dawn
and you pull over,
idling on the shoulder of route 50.
it's a polaroid morning and
the world is as grainy
as your eyes,
and one million miles
is not far enough.
it plays back, filmstrip,
blurred along the length of
and here you are:
facing a choice between
this loosejointed, hollowbodied
this is what
ocean planetsRead aloud here.ocean planets in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
and what immortal hand or eye could frame
the cities drowned in sharp, unspoken fears,
and sound the silent depths and dream to tame
their deepest of abyssal teeth. and years
will pass and years will follow down below.
and roaming jaws will take their prey and grin
and fear no cosmic consequence. they know
that blackened waves will hide the darkest sin.
no faith survives these godforsaken seas,
no faith can match the weight of death and space--
the snow of snuffed-out souls feeds this disease:
leaves leper scars on corpses doomed to waste,
and soft, with gentle hands it leads them down
the breakers will always call us homedon't mind my voicethe breakers will always call us home in Free Verse More Like This
in the twilight.
i am without shoes,
beneath my wings.
i was the well that fed the lake--
i [saw] your fingers touching the water.
where did you sleep last night?
inktrust me enoughink in Free Verse More Like This
to let me carve my love into the
quiet slope of your back.
let me feel each bone,
feel your spinal cord humming
beneath my fingertips.
let me feel
driftListen to this aloud here.drift in Free Verse More Like This
sometimes we move like glaciers.
slow sliding continental shift
one particle at a time--
our vantage point unchanged for years
and years will pass with more years behind
and we will remain deceptively still
we carry things with us,
pebbles and twigs we rest on
for years and years--
but we can cast back
explore the ages we contain,
kept safe inside ourselves.
each grain of sand held close
whispering of ages long since returned to dust--
ages we have seen grow and die
ages we carry
we move like glaciers
quiet and assured
and years will pass with more years behind
but when time has grown tired,
we will remain.
we will have tales to tell.