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And no, there is no road back to northern Ohio for her
No bleeding sunrises or gates to Eden
Patches of dandelions scraping wire fences and honeysuckle eclipsing hill tops;
These are paths to nowhere, love
Here there are only plains of bleached earth
Pieces of desert and
oblique, stormy clouds
There is only honeydew soda and
This bench with the cigarette butts,
This wretched building,
This blight of yellow light from bloody nowhere
And there are her hands, as always,
softly grasping strangers
something akin to lovers
(Hands are not meant for recluse bodies but
She let the world play its sonatas on her tongue anyway)
And she knew her teeth were trembling like twigs on persica trees that night
Holding tightly to leaves and peaches
But it will not last
And she knows that.
She has a bad habit of planning escape routes before there's even a reason to flee
Because after summer ends
Fall opens her maple eyes
Lets out a breath of Boreas' wind
And then its all gone again
(This is the season of
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Dear Poetry,
I am trying to cover my sadness with words.
Tape them against my scars
& wear them like worthy paper cuts. 
My tears are alcohol swabs, burning & cleansing
wounds of my own making. Sometimes,
I wish I could hide behind them forever.
But not even this journeyed flesh can stand
castle strong against speechless ink stains.
I know the code.  This body does not deserve
a warriors death.  & poetry, you're a monster—
a creative monster, but evil nonetheless.
I wish to string you into knots, force feed you
down the throats of others.  De-format you
& leave you empty; freeversed-
to hang loosely along the heartstrings
of strangers, & past lovers.
We are the perfect poster children for
battered homes, aren't we poetry?
The dysfunctional couple
black-eyed and angry love.
You can't protect me from myself forever.
:icondearpoetry:DearPoetry 451 240
you're the coffee
paint by numbers and my writers block
are having sex again. i can't do anything
creative on my own anymore. we are
scattered snapshots, disorganized,
not in order, and i'm my own "out of order"
sign on a bathroom stall door in a public
washroom. my clavicles won't let go of my ankles.
i sleep in diagonals and wake up with
"i-slept-all-wrong" and "i-have-a-stiffness-
i had intercourse with purity,
i used dirt as laundry detergent,
i slept with insomnia as my pillow,
and this morning i ate my hygiene
in the shower. tan lines were typewritten
on my cheeks when i wore your ugly
fingers. you are the coffee stain of
i-wish-i-didnt-do-that on my teeth.
you are the wine stain of i-don't-remember-
without the i-don't-remember part and minus
the wine. let's go fishing and reel in some
of that makeup that covers up upper left
hand placements and downright fuckups.
my notebook is a room and all the letters
are all t
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to terms
i’m going to need
you, to come to terms
with death, in all your
complexities, with a history
of histories shoved in
briefcases and stored in
mildewed boxes, but not
in your yellowed, tattered
i am not
the one
sent to save you
it doesn’t mean i won’t try
[but] i
[make no]
promises aren't much more
than words tied in knots,
hangman's rope for those who wish to fly;
allow me to clip the wings
you love so dear, leave all you've forgotten here,
ashes on barren soil
i will not accept regrets, tears
like oceans, despite all tidal
forces, the ebb mocking the
flow, stealing every scrap
of humanity, of dignity
i will not accept your refusal
to stand
to believe, to convince, to
do nothing but stand by the side
as day and night pass you by;
stones picked and placed
on your final ambition, satin and lace
to follow into eternity, to forget
forget, forget, forgive
you hear through honey, harmonies
blurring in waves, until
i realize it’s pebbles through
a s
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Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
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?…

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 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
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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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018
Thank you kindly for the faves!  :iconflyingheartsplz: 
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018
Thank you for the :+fav:
AustrealisInk Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the watch :) 
surrealistchef Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for watching
jenyvess Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2018
merci stan pour le fave et le watch

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