Kill your darlings.the problem with changing is that you don't really change just a thingKill your darlings. in Free Verse More Like This
you don't really change just your wardrobe or your hair
you change your mind.
and it's not a conscious decision but it is a conscious reminder that
you're not the same little kid
who believed in hate at first sight
and who thought life had just begun (and ended)
you're b(i)(e)tter now, you're a grown up
so fucking act like one!
oh, you're scared. that's okay, have some (balls!) sex
see, now you're allowed to do it, doesn't it make it easier?
and when you realize that, and you notice the changes
you start wondering which one of the voices in your head was right
maybe you were a fake all along
maybe you are a fake now.
there's no doubt you love(d) him, none at all, I'm just saying
he likes Mumford and Sons
and you like Mumford and Sons
but you didn't spend a day under the sun to see Mumford and Sons, did you? (well neither did he)
he wants sweaters and shiny teeth
and you want to dress goth,
maybe glam som
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Ashes fall, spiraling slowly downward like hordes of minuscule angels drifting in clear liquid.
A soft breeze disturbs small mounds of white on the ground, sending portions around debris, blowing small white flecks from alleyways and onto a wide, smooth path―a path which cuts like a rigid river through jagged banks of shattered wood, metal, and stone.
Throughout a long section of the pathway, people mill—aimlessly, it appears, their bare feet padding without destination over dark pavement. Pale sunlight arrows through endless gray clouds, flashing and gleaming over the contours of the parade float seated in the wanderers’ midst.
Quiet reigns, the only discernible sound being the occasional clink of a piece of rubble sent tumbling over the paved street from a careless foot. The stillness of the realm seems to extend end
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The enveloping nothingness lasted but for a moment―the duration of the time it would take to make the transition between realms, I estimated―and I found myself standing in a flood of wintry light, blinking as my eyes adjusted to the sudden illumination. Used to the abrupt changes, by now, my eyes focused almost immediately, and I swept them over my new―and yet old―surroundings.
Greeting me were sights much the same as I had observed before: ravaged, crumbling structures; debris strewn haphazardly in the streets, on the rubble, over bowed streetlamps, everywhere; a steady fall of intermittent ashes that strangely never quite seemed able to coat anything . . . they were the same, and yet my senses perceived a difference so slight that I couldn’t place it at all—a difference I figured to be either in the surroundings, themselves, or in me
Christmas Greetings from the ZonesTo all my special fuckin' snowflakes out there.Christmas Greetings from the Zones in Personal More Like This
This is the Fabulous Four, and we're here to wish you the merriest goddamn Christmas yet. We hope you all are havin' a great time—and if you're not, well, we've got you covered, snowplows.
'Cause. Guess what we squeezed into our sojourn to the great white city?
No, you fucks, no dicks. I mean, I was disappointed, too, but—ow—Jesus Christ, Toro, I'm making the goddamn transmish—fiine, you goddamn Killjoy—*faint giggle*
Anyway. Aaaah-huh, a goddamn shopping spree. . . . Well, okay, maybe more like a borrowing spree, but—you know what they say about bein' in for a penny.
So. We've been cookin' up a goddamn storm over here—and decorating, and wrapping, and fuckin' everything holiday-related
And the Skywill take me away.And the Sky in Personal More Like This
No, seriously. Today was absolutely fuckin' gorgeous, and still is. Not too hot, the occasional breeze neither too dry nor too damp, and it was pleasantly scented—and the sky, did any of you just stop and notice the goddamn sky today?
The horizon's still got enough of a fiery glow to see by, but I can also see stars are comin' out. I've noticed Venus for a while, now. Okay. If one of you doesn't tether me down somehow, I'm goin' to fuckin' float away on an updraft of . . . content.
Or I'll just go streaking.
Yeah, I think I'll go streaking.