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Tribulation

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Published: May 24, 2017
Tomorrow is nowhere,
torn across the Perseid night
in a blind cascade
of lost-frame starfall.

Tomorrow is nowhere,
a mantra of spools unwound
and floundered
reels whose trails

Spread a constellation
across the abyssal
anamnesis
of loss -
Memory veils
long-shorn of horizon
in the mourning.

Tomorrow is nowhere.
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reminders i carry in my hand:
dear me, you do not have a terrible heart. you do not have sad eyes and love is not a war you need to win. sometimes i feel like disappearing, but remember: we are never really alone. dear me, every now and then, you can close your eyes and still find your way. remember to breathe because you did not sink a paper boat and you are not floating underwater. you already know the answer to the question you are looking for. dear me, remember the small things, like the writing in the borders of pages. see the things that everyone else misses. listen to your thoughts and then lose yourself. dear me, laugh until it makes you cry. see
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© 2017 - 2019 arctoa
None are so tall as those about to fall,
dragging the horizon into barren earth.


Melodrama abounds. It's a commentary, of sorts. Excuse the weak structuring, I'm beyond rusty.
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compulsive liar.
once i asked you your favourite colour, and you said, "the brown of your eyes," so i put in one green contact and told everyone that i came out of the womb as a factory defect, half-priced, damaged goods. - sometimes i am from canada and sometimes i am from england and sometimes i am from spain. i've carefully tempered my accents and plotted out my stories with yellow and purple coloured pencils on index cards. my origin changes like the seasons. "why do you lie to everyone?" you ask. "why not?" i reply. - i wear nametags that read "alicia" and "liana" and "samantha," because i want to know how it feels to be someon
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A dream can be a passing thought; a passionate ambition. A dream can be a battle fought; a superficial mission. A dream can be a driving force; a forgiving comfort. A dream can be a thriving source; a deceitful consort. A dream can thrill you; drive you or kill you. Beware of this, dreamers— and Dream On.
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reminders i carry in my hand:
dear me, you do not have a terrible heart. you do not have sad eyes and love is not a war you need to win. sometimes i feel like disappearing, but remember: we are never really alone. dear me, every now and then, you can close your eyes and still find your way. remember to breathe because you did not sink a paper boat and you are not floating underwater. you already know the answer to the question you are looking for. dear me, remember the small things, like the writing in the borders of pages. see the things that everyone else misses. listen to your thoughts and then lose yourself. dear me, laugh until it makes you cry. see
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hopeburnsblueProfessional Writer
Gorgeous. :hug: Good to see you around these parts.
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arctoaStudent Photographer
Thank-you kindly.
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Rusty or not, good to see you're still there. :)
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arctoaStudent Photographer
Much appreciated.
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scheinbarHobbyist Traditional Artist
so do I
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arctoaStudent Photographer
Thank-you.
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limnides Artist
Rusty or not, you have an impressive way of conjuring vivid scenes and impressing tangibility to emotion through your words.  I always feel like I'm transported somewhere else when I read them.
I like it.
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arctoaStudent Photographer
Rusty indeed. It is what it is.
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