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is discord and decay:
an adumbrate
stretched taut across strata
long-sunken in
static ion dissonance.

collapse in the cataract-
avalanche of angles
cracked in cold-sweat panic attacks.
Spectres splinter
and spill a symbol code:

scratch-scrawled upon tape
and stuck fast
to tangled tongues caught silent
in catalepsy:
buried under umbrage

Behind the wall
of sleep.
Updated: 11/01/2010 @ 18:54
Project2010: 019 of 375 (January 10th)

Another piece about what happens when you sleep; this time regarding the layers of sub-consciousness that one needs to fight through in order to reawaken should the need to do so become acute.

As the first draft of a fresh idea it will probably need revision at some point along the line.

Ten days in and all new work: I think that's something of an achievement considering the dearth of activity that preceded it.
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CocoKingsolver Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
Writing often gets neglected if it's not attached to some kind of obvious imagery other than our own mind's inner camera. Most of the writing here on dA, however, is not powerful enough to evoke such cerebral photographing. With yours, I see everything, and I am pleased.
arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Photographer
This means a lot to me, as imagery is important to how I write. It's a cathartic stream of consciousness usually, so to know that others can draw their own imagery (and meaning) from it is comforting.
halcyonshores Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
One Powerful write...
arctoa Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Photographer
Many thanks; my writing is often neglected so I appreciate you taking the time to check one or two out.
halcyonshores Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The pleasure is absolutely mine. I intend to read more. (:
limnides Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010   Artist
It feels sweat-soaked and manic in nature. Fingers digging deep to hold on to reality.'s no wonder your sleeping pattern is fucked up. :F
arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Student Photographer
Quite. I have vivid dreams; I could probably produce a whole book of similarly-odd work as a result of them.
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