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Riding Bikes
Going off medication is like riding a bike.
The doctor holds tight to my handlebars and lowers my dosage. The training wheels are off, and oh hey, look at me go! It's like flying but not, and I'm doing so well but then there's a horrible accident and I'm somehow upside down at the bottom of the sea with both wheels still spinning.
"Help," I say, and my doctor pats my head, puts a band-aid on my knee, and writes a note on my chart.
I've balanced by myself for months at a time, but I always end up hitting a fucking tree or falling off a cliff or something equally catastrophic because I am a catastrophic person. Except that is an exaggeration. I am an exaggeration.
I like to compare mental illnesses to mundane physical activities. Also you should know that I am sick but trying to get better.
Sometimes I relapse and then write poems about it.
It's not even the kind of sick where people bring you soup in bed and soothe your fevered brow. It's the kind of sick where I'm late to work because
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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
"why not?" i reply.
i wear nametags that read "alicia"
and "liana" and "samantha," because
i want to know how it feels to be
someone else for a day.
you make me a nametag with my
real name on it, and i just laugh.
(later i slip it beneath my mattress
and spend the night staring at the ceiling.
see, i've tried myself on one too many
times, and the fit is never right.)
you call me your little compulsive
liar, and i guess that is supposed
to be somewhat affectionate.
or something.
i spin before the mir
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stop ruining autumn.
fall makes me think of leaving and of apple cider, though i never liked apple cider.
but i liked the idea of it.
two years ago i met a boy as fragile as dead leaves who called me his little spring girl. (i'd always liked autumn the best.) he kissed the two soft dimples on the small of my back and told me helikedme helovedme hewantedme.
and oh, by the way, "everything good must come to an end."
on our one year anniversary we picked out two pumpkins and i drew elephants on them for us to carve. he cut his out so aggressively that it lost its shape.
lopped off tusks and broken trunks became just a large, jagged hole.
he put a lit candle inside, and we watched it flicker, illuminating the raw edges.
"what is it supposed to be?" i asked him, taking his hand.
"my heart," he said definitively.
like an afterthought.
after that i was too afraid to carve my pumpkin at all.
the leaves changed, or maybe he changed, or maybe i was b
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just don't.

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Last night I dreamt of buttons
     I was a man with harmonica lips
     you were the number six
     [six] cracks down your broken spine
I swam in Atlantis
and pulled the scales off the tender fish
     I plucked them like feathers
     one by one so I could hear each of them scream
I was watching the dirt collect under my fingernails
     telling them thanks for the memories
but I was never one for lying
Last night I didn't dream of buttons
I dreamt of acid on cold pavement
     I was a man with love-handle-hips
     you were the number nine
     [nine] cracks – no, bullets through my spine,
     through my heart
I was drowning
I was running
I was flying
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Darkest Corners LIT 7 - Rhyming Poetry
Darkest Corners LIT
Darkest Corners Lit is a montly article that aims to place lesser known corners of the Literature section into the spotlights. In this article, you will find features of rhyming poetry as well as groups, contests and projects related to this style. This theme was suggested by PaperDart.
Please :+favlove: this article by clicking on the heart on the left, to support this article and its upcoming issues. :D
The theme of the November issue will be 6 words stories, as suggested by 3wyl and voted most popular in my poll. :aww: If you have anything to contribute to this issue, please let me know.:D
I'm looking for;
:bulletred: Deviations (your own and other people's)
:bulletred: Groups
:bulletred: Contests & Projects
:bulletred: Resources & external websites
related to 6 word stories. Send me a note! :la:
If you have an idea for a theme of a next issue, please note
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Get get get get get over it.
If this is goodbye, then I never want to see you again --
not thrice do I want my heart ripped from
its strings like a barbaric werewolf night
"I would walk a thousand sun's...", and yet
the sun could not set fast enough
When it's over, it's over --
but it never feels over
when you just
it yet
If wishes were fishes...
And it's impossible for a human
to be a fish.
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Is anyone else still kicking around on here? No matter how many fresh starts I undergo, DeviantArt remains unchanged.

You can find my latest fresh starts on my webpageFacebook page, or twitter. I'm going to bring some of my old work back into the light of day.

Come say hi and tell me if the sky still looks the same after all of these years.


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kelsey sorge
Artist | Literature
United States
When I was little, I thought that looking at video clips and pictures of the sun could blind you.


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deadxbirds Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017
happy belated birthday btw.
andrsrrp Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
did you erase everything you have posted?
PatchworkLynx Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016   Writer
Happy birthday!!! <3
Angiebeagoodgirl Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
We're still here. Hoping you'll come pour a little more of your heart out so we can watch, curiously comforted that even geniuses are lonely.
deadxbirds Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015
miss you <3
914four Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Bonne fête!
duermete Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015   Writer
I found you here 5 years ago and since then I forgot all about deviantart. This morning, when I had the idea to come back here, the first thing I did was try to find you. I searched bits and pieces of your poems that still stuck with me after all this time. I was apparently a successful stalker because here I am and it feels like finding an old friend. One you're happy to see. I've missed you and I hope you are well. 
imostar Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
Oh, I though I know u very long times ago, but when I see dates I just don't know, date said I know you from 2009. What is this feeling? Lost memory?
klabas Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
your poetry brings me to tears
simply beautiful 
I am blessed by your work. 
914four Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Birthday wishes from Newton by 914four
Happy Birthday! :cake:
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