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Bodies of Attraction by Paul-Ashby Bodies of Attraction :iconpaul-ashby:Paul-Ashby 453 42
Literature
You Heard The Man You Love (A Cento)
we unswaddle the wrapped furniture:
photos of boys whose names are lost
together like - let's say -
a school of silvery fish
come back as our heartbeats
stored up for phantom children;
small timid voices we can't locate,
one deep vowel of horror,
a word dissolved.
why such deep mourning?
say it plain;
we turn maudlin,
we hiss at them:
the hurt child will bite you,
will creep around at night
through one night after another,
after decades of being virtuous instead:
oh blackie, named bluntly
at the age of - my guess - ten,
you spent this morning among the bloodsucking,
those black sweaters, those tatters
or fur or feathers, whatever,
because you didn't think
the way you did.
the audience was squirrels
the colour of dried blood;
they speak words i think,
they testify.
what is it they claim to know?
but sing on, sing on,
an ancient custom.
join the applause:
this was for others.
is it about sex?
you've lost your splendour;
it's like watching somebody drown.
if you could only find your way
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Little Paintings - Sperm Whale by Duffzilla Little Paintings - Sperm Whale :iconduffzilla:Duffzilla 327 80
Literature
Requiem
Requiem
By: Adam M. Snow
The darkness blooms on this cold still night,
Loneliness I wait; I wait for time to take flight,
But loneliness I wait; lost forevermore,
Bounded by fate of my tomorrow, dying for,
Lost forevermore like my burden upon dreams,
Like my past behind me, so it seems, so it seems.
Awaken now by agony and greed,
But still alone in this time of need,
Alone, with but one desire,
To fly free, not stoke the fire.
Requiem on this night upon dreams,
Like my past behind me, so it seems, so it seems.
A requiem like any other, sung upon dreams, so it seems.
Broken through turmoil and bliss,
I give my dying kiss to a broken reflection,
A reflection, shattered across time,
By my one tormented prime.
Like my woes overthrown by ageless affliction,
But my dying curse, my only addiction,
Lost forevermore like my burden upon dreams,
Like my past behind me, so it seems, so it seems.
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Jigsaw Sculpture by RTyson Jigsaw Sculpture :iconrtyson:RTyson 99 53 blue fairy wren by thebluekraken blue fairy wren :iconthebluekraken:thebluekraken 100 23 Little Paintings - Monkey by Duffzilla Little Paintings - Monkey :iconduffzilla:Duffzilla 260 51 pavor nocturnus by Paul-Ashby pavor nocturnus :iconpaul-ashby:Paul-Ashby 336 33 artbomb by Duffzilla artbomb :iconduffzilla:Duffzilla 219 225 art faith 42 by ink-in-the-doorway art faith 42 :iconink-in-the-doorway:ink-in-the-doorway 13 4 Little Paintings - Jellyfish by Duffzilla Little Paintings - Jellyfish :iconduffzilla:Duffzilla 190 67 Little Paintings - Balloonfish by Duffzilla Little Paintings - Balloonfish :iconduffzilla:Duffzilla 139 61 Little Paintings - Gorilla by Duffzilla Little Paintings - Gorilla :iconduffzilla:Duffzilla 94 23 Love not War by mattaphore Love not War :iconmattaphore:mattaphore 99 9 Little Paintings - Owl by Duffzilla Little Paintings - Owl :iconduffzilla:Duffzilla 101 28 Cohesion and Escape by greystarlight Cohesion and Escape :icongreystarlight:greystarlight 16 12 lucky by LizCohn lucky :iconlizcohn:LizCohn 38 25 Little Paintings - Giraffe by Duffzilla Little Paintings - Giraffe :iconduffzilla:Duffzilla 104 29 Little Paintings - Bee by Duffzilla Little Paintings - Bee :iconduffzilla:Duffzilla 90 24 Shafted by greystarlight Shafted :icongreystarlight:greystarlight 33 5 Mixed Media Altered Clock Assemblage Art (1) by TheReverendMercury Mixed Media Altered Clock Assemblage Art (1) :iconthereverendmercury:TheReverendMercury 26 2 Moving Target by Paul-Ashby Moving Target :iconpaul-ashby:Paul-Ashby 32 10 Direction by greystarlight Direction :icongreystarlight:greystarlight 64 17 The final collapse always comes as a surprise by greystarlight The final collapse always comes as a surprise :icongreystarlight:greystarlight 10 9 Even You by Paul-Ashby Even You :iconpaul-ashby:Paul-Ashby 34 6 Art Faith 47 by ink-in-the-doorway Art Faith 47 :iconink-in-the-doorway:ink-in-the-doorway 8 0 Ascend by greystarlight Ascend :icongreystarlight:greystarlight 29 2 Liberty and Chaos for All  ----------  SOLD by Paul-Ashby Liberty and Chaos for All ---------- SOLD :iconpaul-ashby:Paul-Ashby 20 8 Crooked Pier by greystarlight Crooked Pier :icongreystarlight:greystarlight 36 13 The back room by greystarlight The back room :icongreystarlight:greystarlight 13 5 Mixed Media Altered Art Assemblage Diorama (2) by TheReverendMercury Mixed Media Altered Art Assemblage Diorama (2) :iconthereverendmercury:TheReverendMercury 12 1 Heart, Hulled by greystarlight Heart, Hulled :icongreystarlight:greystarlight 30 7 Wreckage: Corner Pocket by greystarlight Wreckage: Corner Pocket :icongreystarlight:greystarlight 13 6 Found figures by derkert Found figures :iconderkert:derkert 48 46 Seventy-seven by greystarlight Seventy-seven :icongreystarlight:greystarlight 34 5 Ragged Edges of my Discontent by greystarlight Ragged Edges of my Discontent :icongreystarlight:greystarlight 30 6 Webs by greystarlight Webs :icongreystarlight:greystarlight 26 6 These Ancient Streets by greystarlight These Ancient Streets :icongreystarlight:greystarlight 19 2 Happy little Godzilla by Horace-Bulregard Happy little Godzilla :iconhorace-bulregard:Horace-Bulregard 15 6 Interlace by greystarlight Interlace :icongreystarlight:greystarlight 21 2 Insomnia, or Projections of a Shaft-driven Machine by greystarlight Insomnia, or Projections of a Shaft-driven Machine :icongreystarlight:greystarlight 22 7 Writer's Block by greystarlight Writer's Block :icongreystarlight:greystarlight 9 12 bird is the word by LizCohn bird is the word :iconlizcohn:LizCohn 12 10 Fountain Stencil by danx64 Fountain Stencil :icondanx64:danx64 15 13 History lives here by greystarlight History lives here :icongreystarlight:greystarlight 17 2 The Cincinnati Garbage Arowana by Andalgalornis The Cincinnati Garbage Arowana :iconandalgalornis:Andalgalornis 10 2 -updated- Techno Logy bracelet by VampirePumpkin -updated- Techno Logy bracelet :iconvampirepumpkin:VampirePumpkin 14 7 Hanging Chucks by strangelittleimp Hanging Chucks :iconstrangelittleimp:strangelittleimp 17 12 Fool's Gold by greystarlight Fool's Gold :icongreystarlight:greystarlight 12 9