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on the road again :iconfukari:Fukari 4,596 58 Gypsy traveler stock (2014) :iconqueenwerandra:QueenWerandra 482 102 rest stop :iconrtil:rtil 602 68 Poster: Ships in Space :icongame-over-custom:GAME-OVER-CUSTOM 321 43 Hitchhiker :iconrayneralencar:RaynerAlencar 1,112 35
A Constellation of Scars
only long-term lovers take the time
to ponder the origins of marks on skin
the first thing I notice are her scars:
she's a wandering tomboy
with more cuts and scrapes
than a hardbody Buick in an action film
but she's never been broken
I chart them as she sleeps so I can write poems later
these fingertips can still recall them
the way surgeons never have nightmares
about patients they save
but they're haunted by the faces they lost
she says she wears her scars like a constellation
I chart them like Galileo
trying to map her ancestry
circumnavigating her body as if Magellan
hired me as helmsman
and only I can get us safely home
every scar has a story
the way men who ink themselves
on every square inch
from big toe to eyebrow
can name the tattoo artist
and heartbreak behind each symbol
if she let you close enough to nap with an ear on her chest
you could hear the heartbreaking discord
as her mother's violin and father's oboe
played so selfishly
they forgot they had a daughter in the orche
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Hitchhiker :iconkittystalker:kittystalker 258 60 Hitch hiking :iconjoslin:joslin 213 23 42. :iconneomoose:neomoose 167 27
I stand and stare in awe.
'It was quite damaged after the accident, so we couldn't save it,' the woman is saying. She is dressed smartly, with her hair scraped back into a high ponytail, and she looks a bit like a headmistress, but she speaks quite kindly. 'Most of the contents were unharmed, though, and so we've put them in boxes for you to look through – it's a fairly long drive from here to our destination.'
There is a brief silence, during which she gets into the car and puts on her seat belt, and then she seems to finally notice that I am gaping. 'Ah,' she says. 'We did tell you that your mother was a photographer, but I think we may have forgotten to mention her voluminous archives. Impressive, isn't it?'
I nod as I seat myself beside the boxes of photo albums and shut the car door. 'Very.'
I watch the world slowly become a blur through the car window as we accelerate, and then I turn to the boxes. Carefully, and somehow hungrily at the same time, I reach for an album.
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Here's to the BBC :iconchrisofedf:Chrisofedf 238 68 Katydid with hitchhiker Pseudoscorpion :iconmelvynyeo:melvynyeo 169 17 Raid and Trade: Hitchikers :iconsc4v3ng3r:SC4V3NG3R 112 8
The New Gods
The humanoid mechanism leading the tour had a nasal, grating voice. "If you look to your left, we are approaching Planet 32X7Y, known to its inhabitants as Earth," it regurgitated, reciting from a scripted code input into its hardware soon after coming off the factory line. As the craft hurtled through space, the passengers crowded to the window, ooh-ing and aah-ing in their respective languages at the planet that came into view.
If the guide had emotions it would be feeling a mixture of boredom and disgust. Only the richest of each species could afford to go on this particular space cruise. Though the android had to admit that this job was better than, say, being a crew member with a red shirt.
"All right, if you've seen enough, please follow me into the debriefing room," it chirped, gesturing at the passengers. It led them away from the sight seeing deck and deeper into the craft. A buzz of excitement could be heard from the crowd as they walked down the hallway, eager to finally get
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Still far away :iconsahtanoj:sahtanoj 134 27 The Ultimate Answer :icon013raptor:013Raptor 59 12 .-Marvin-. :iconvampirneko:Vampirneko 645 329 Male Stock 167 :iconbirdsistersstock:BirdsistersStock 87 6 Dead World :iconignisferroque:IgnisFerroque 84 23
Death is a Hitchhiker
Death is a hitchhiker
dropped off at the last-
gas-for-68-miles diner.
Death needed to use
the head and to get
something to eat.
Now Death sits and drinks
endless cups of bad coffee
because none of the truckers
want to travel that last 68 miles
with Death riding shotgun.
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Kaitlyn :iconflominowa:flominowa 410 65 Desert Snow :iconland-walker:land-walker 140 38 Marvin's Depression :iconbug-off:Bug-Off 243 199 Don't Panic. :iconjmb2371:jmb2371 71 23 Hitchhiker :iconmaxon:maxon 149 103 Hitch :icondehavendigital:DeHavenDigital 1,850 68 Hitchhiker Part 1 :icondonutwish:Donutwish 712 39 Hope - The Hitchhiker - PRINT :iconganassa:Ganassa 1,138 36 hitchhiker girl :iconval-mont:Val-Mont 266 8 Marliese: Ten :iconwalker1812:walker1812 316 52 Hitchhiker Part 6 :icondonutwish:Donutwish 517 188 Wrong Turn At Albuquerque :iconsquirrelshaver:SquirrelShaver 981 51 Don't Blow Your Header :iconsquirrelshaver:SquirrelShaver 1,184 37 Ganassa's Artwork Gallery Sketchbook :iconganassa:Ganassa 622 35 Motor-Ready :iconsquirrelshaver:SquirrelShaver 868 49 On the road again ... :icondarkhound1:darkhound1 428 54 Marliese: Nine :iconwalker1812:walker1812 159 7 hitchhiker5Lo :iconstahlber:stahlber 329 9 Muscle :iconr3belli0n:R3belli0n 285 19 Runaway Model :iconjamesbrey:JamesBrey 147 43 Runaway Model 2 :iconjamesbrey:JamesBrey 132 30 Power :iconr3belli0n:R3belli0n 192 16 Hitchhiking in the heat :iconciril:Ciril 123 33 Male Stock 171 :iconbirdsistersstock:BirdsistersStock 68 3 Jessica Rabbit Buffed :iconr3belli0n:R3belli0n 247 21