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Literature
the ghost
I don't know what I'm waiting for,
because I am a ghost and yet
I sit on my hands and wonder
where you've been -
I walk the forest in circles,
the methodical crunch
of leaves beneath my feet
and I remember
that you made me feel small,
and alone. here I am, facing
this brilliant hue that is me and myself
and I am the ghost but somehow
you are haunting me.
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Literature
the secret of lost things
an old book is
something like a dead grandmother;
silent everywhere but in your mind
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Inktober 2017: 6 by KreepingSpawn Inktober 2017: 6 :iconkreepingspawn:KreepingSpawn 9 2
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ocular migraines
How come no one ever puts ocular migraines in stories? Why is it that the protagonist faints, or trips, or sprains something, or whatevs? I say this because, while an ocular migraine will not kill or totally incapacitate anyone, it will ruin your entire freaking day and make it exceedingly difficult to function...mostly because you can't see, or rather you can, but everything is a huge blur.
If you've never had one, and I am going to hope for your sake that you never do, they start with flashes of light, auras, or small spots of shapes and colors that you can see, but they're not really there. Those spots start small but expand taking your vision with them. At this point, your head won't be hurting, or actually it is, but you won't have noticed yet due to the sudden "oh holy crap what's wrong with my eyes" moment you're having. Fortunately the light show is short lived and most of your vision will return in the next hour or so. Unfortunately you'll spend the rest of your day with
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just when i think i'm out...
You know how when the phone rings and you see a number you haven't seen in a long, long time on your call ID you get all excited? (Assuming it's an old friend of course.) Yeah, so, remind me not to do that ever again.
I got a call from an old friend telling me all about the ex's new project (that I had known about for months) and asking me to help promote it. He doesn't need my help, so I said no. Said person starts giving me the old, "but he's sober again" song and dance and telling me that he knows I left because of the drugs but it could be like old times now. No.
First of all, I didn't leave because of the drugs, or the girls, or the boys. But that's no one's business except ours. We know what happened. Second, No. But I will say, I'm looking forward to seeing him performing and the new album and tour. :D Once a fan, always a fan. Just when I think I'm out...
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Over the Moon: Poetry (Volume #16)
Welcome to another volume of Over the Moon, a growing collection of literature and talented deviants! I encourage you to Added to my devWatch! and Favourite Star these pieces and authors and take a look through their galleries! 
Over the Moon: Poetry (Volume #16)



i dreamt that you died, and lived to tell it by highonwords Fruit Fly Trap by Pixelatum
Happy Writing,
Rose-Em
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sempiternal
When I grow old
I want
         a thousand
                          laugh-lines.
For when rainbows dilute and notebooks fatten
on time’s untimely passing,
when the moon falls out of kilter with a sun that
curdles in a sad, forgotten sky,
and the rain congeals inside the clouds
when the slurry of seconds sinks deep into my bones
and my skin crumples like parchment, my spine coils and splinters
and my fingers buckle, knuckle-cracking -
when my dreams fade like polaroids in sunshine
and my memories break free from their kitestrings
unanchored and drifting in such dulcet mindmurk and I watch
the world crumble from gold into grey.
I want a thousand laugh-lines
for they will be the maps to better times
so I can find my way back
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One More Wrong Turn by EintoeRn One More Wrong Turn :iconeintoern:EintoeRn 103 25 Mood Indigo by Leonid Afremov by Leonidafremov Mood Indigo by Leonid Afremov :iconleonidafremov:Leonidafremov 152 3
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Frying Trout While Drunk
I've for the past several months been reading Lynn Emanuel's poems, and in them found a sort of odd comfort, almost a camaraderie, in that she too writes around hardships and difficult relationships - except that Ms Emanuel achieves what I barely hope to, dishing up her various miseries in a way that is both brutally honest and extremely palatable. 
What I like best is how she uses the blatant contradiction of ugliness and loveliness, bludgeoning the reader with beauty while ripping off scabs, and character portraits which feel at times almost like an act of adoration, while talking about familial unhappiness, bitterness and abject poverty. 
In "When Father Decided He Did Not Love Her Anymore:, she talks about "the dangers of memory":
    The boarded window and door,
    Rooms where one bare bulb
 
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Small in fog by tadzio89 Small in fog :icontadzio89:tadzio89 101 6 Winter by FrozenStardust Winter :iconfrozenstardust:FrozenStardust 271 28 winter komm by igloolita winter komm :iconigloolita:igloolita 534 41 Winter Coat by Hantenshi Winter Coat :iconhantenshi:Hantenshi 1,236 163 Zilwaukee Bridge, Saginaw, MI by blueocarina Zilwaukee Bridge, Saginaw, MI :iconblueocarina:blueocarina 3 2 Sloppy readerboard by OtterMiikun Sloppy readerboard :iconottermiikun:OtterMiikun 2 0
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Blacksand459
Stan
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United States
Hi folks! I'm a hobbyist photographer and writer. I love doing both...the sense of elation I feel when I find a great scene to shoot, or when the words flow onto the page seemingly of their own accord.

dA User No. 10,233,032 Want to find yours? rubycored.deviantart.com/art/Y…

The best part of DA is the wonderful people! I've made some great friends here, and I urge you to look through my friends and watch list...my friends are truly gifted.

Current Residence: Michigan, USA :iconspeedycatplz::iconspeedycatplz2::iconspeedycatplz3:

Favourite photographer: William Eggleston/Lewis Hine/Margaret Bourke-White
Favourite style of art: Ash Can School/Art Deco/Surrealism/Industrial
Personal Quote: Those days are gone forever. ~ Pretzel Logic by Steely Dan
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I'm truly glad that there are folks who continually enjoy my work. You guys are priceless.

But as for myself...I want to attain a higher level. 
How do I become like Sandburg or Frost or Doctorow or Bradbury? 

But I'm not interested in fame like a Kardashian. I'm interested in mastery 
the way a skilled craftsman can produce a fine workmanship.

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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
:+fav: Just stopping by to say hello and thanks, Stan Meow fella (Smileys) by Ehsartem
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Blacksand459 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! :D  
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018
Thanks kindly :beer:
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BlackBowfin Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018   Writer
Hey there, Stan.  Much n many thanks.  :)
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dialtonepoetry Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018   Writer
Thank you for the watch! :heart: 
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cerealnovels Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018
Thank you 😊 
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Jweaver7 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017
Thanks for the fav :)
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leothefox Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017   General Artist
:wave: revamp Thank you for faving

Lie in Wait by leothefox  
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DamhsoirBreacadh Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017   Writer
Thank you for the fav and watch! :w00t:

Your poetry is masterful; I look forward to seeing more of your work!
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Blacksand459 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! It's a pleasure to make your acquaintance. :D

Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoy it. 

Happy Thanksgiving!     
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