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Under the stars, I thirve.
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Little Ghosts

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Little Ghosts

One of us, wrapped up in the other says ‘I made you up’ which is a good thing to say. But I do not know which one of us is speaking, the world scatters in a puddle’s reflection. All the lights are behind our eyes are but the twinkling of a star’s obituary, cause of death, which reads: swallowed, too much light. One of us is speaking. One of us is singing lullabies to all the little ghosts of things that crawl at our feet. ‘I’m sorry I couldn’t save you.’ One of us carefully does not say.

Times now and long gone

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Times now and long gone

Your shadow is moving again flickering as if there were candlelight under your feet but you don’t stand in fire Your eyes are deep again farther down than the Marina Trench do you really want to know what’s below the depths of light? Your tongue is stilled from languages that never seem to come out right a hundred thousand lifetimes and you still don’t have a name The lightning of the stars has been calling you supernovae explode, calling out for you a comet has come to bring you back home dust to dust they say, but what about water to ice? Draw in your breath from a thousand lifetimes and look up to find your way home.

would you?

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would you?

The Sun is exploding outward red gas and dust are all around us now I always said I was one for heat even if we both silently agreed that autumn’s red sun would paint the world in all the colors we ever needed Your petals are too soft for my nose your lips should not form words like that caramel-smoked honey-dripping amber-colored words how could you possibly deny the curious passerby a touch of your sweet self? thorns come with the territory, and if I bleed, I will bleed red for you The stars are shooting overhead as we watch the dust streaked sky comet tails are rocketing behind us ‘would you leave, if you could?’ I ask

The horizon is curved

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The horizon is curved

beyond the curve of the sky lights are shining breathing gets you nowhere out there and eternity seems just moments away you ache and yearn to have your body dissolved into dust just to watch it fade away just to go out further than you’ve ever gone it’s not too dark out here in the depths of space you don’t need much when the space around you is farther than an electron from its nucleus the center of things never promised to be the closest and flights to the edges seem neverending

The heart beats with love

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The heart beats with love

I said that I’d always be a fool for you I don’t think I’ve gone back on my word, yet colorful thoughts are leaking from your ears and here I am wishing for paper so that I could jot you down and keep everything the way it is right now I have ink dripping from my fingertips again I wonder if this is what love poems and sonnets and ballads feels like to a heart breath comes slow as ever dragging onwards, carrying the moments until the day I see you and all my words catch in the hollow of my throat until you kiss them out one by one

Wishes multiply as you search for them

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Wishes multiply as you search for them

Travel outside your bounds outside your walls to a place you’ve always wanted to go Reunion time is now Laughter and princesses sweeping up messes messengers are the bravest don’t you think? Meet and greet time is now A voice is quiet, polite during a loud time such as this a stranger in our midst Beauty beware and beauty beguiles Coy smiles hints of promise there’s a sadness beneath her eyes Unspoken wishes A questioning gaze footsteps followed into territory unlike our own pretty little one Won’t you stay with me? But ground is held and words are spoken here is not your home An enchanted dragon watches Come do

The light moves like golden syurp

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The light moves like golden syurp

The light moves slowly in pools and splashes lazily, almost glowing softly golden all the while Precious metals and sparkling gems all treasured things to be sure counting them up one by one and keeping them all The cascading light is not so easily kept and it washes from your fingers in moments try as you might the slithering gold rushes away from you like water from an upturned glass You look to the west and perhaps in the other directions as well you do not know what you are looking for now that your pretty amber light has left you Come here or go home and stay awhile and rest now

You knew truths before the sun rose

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You knew truths before the sun rose

You knew truths before the sun rose before the very first time it ever rose Yes, I mean this sun and you mentally count the trillions upon trillions (countless upon countless) stars and you pretend not to breathe Light travels too quickly for you to grasp even though your outstretched hand is covering your eyes count the drops that fall from them even with your face in shadow (countless, always always countless) The names of things were different before sometimes you like to think that if you were to peel away the fabric of the world you’d find just what you are looking for Come back, come back your heart always calls you You hold y
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Little Ghosts

L

Little Ghosts

One of us, wrapped up in the other says ‘I made you up’ which is a good thing to say. But I do not know which one of us is speaking, the world scatters in a puddle’s reflection. All the lights are behind our eyes are but the twinkling of a star’s obituary, cause of death, which reads: swallowed, too much light. One of us is speaking. One of us is singing lullabies to all the little ghosts of things that crawl at our feet. ‘I’m sorry I couldn’t save you.’ One of us carefully does not say.

Times now and long gone

T

Times now and long gone

Your shadow is moving again flickering as if there were candlelight under your feet but you don’t stand in fire Your eyes are deep again farther down than the Marina Trench do you really want to know what’s below the depths of light? Your tongue is stilled from languages that never seem to come out right a hundred thousand lifetimes and you still don’t have a name The lightning of the stars has been calling you supernovae explode, calling out for you a comet has come to bring you back home dust to dust they say, but what about water to ice? Draw in your breath from a thousand lifetimes and look up to find your way home.

would you?

w

would you?

The Sun is exploding outward red gas and dust are all around us now I always said I was one for heat even if we both silently agreed that autumn’s red sun would paint the world in all the colors we ever needed Your petals are too soft for my nose your lips should not form words like that caramel-smoked honey-dripping amber-colored words how could you possibly deny the curious passerby a touch of your sweet self? thorns come with the territory, and if I bleed, I will bleed red for you The stars are shooting overhead as we watch the dust streaked sky comet tails are rocketing behind us ‘would you leave, if you could?’ I ask

The horizon is curved

T

The horizon is curved

beyond the curve of the sky lights are shining breathing gets you nowhere out there and eternity seems just moments away you ache and yearn to have your body dissolved into dust just to watch it fade away just to go out further than you’ve ever gone it’s not too dark out here in the depths of space you don’t need much when the space around you is farther than an electron from its nucleus the center of things never promised to be the closest and flights to the edges seem neverending

The heart beats with love

T

The heart beats with love

I said that I’d always be a fool for you I don’t think I’ve gone back on my word, yet colorful thoughts are leaking from your ears and here I am wishing for paper so that I could jot you down and keep everything the way it is right now I have ink dripping from my fingertips again I wonder if this is what love poems and sonnets and ballads feels like to a heart breath comes slow as ever dragging onwards, carrying the moments until the day I see you and all my words catch in the hollow of my throat until you kiss them out one by one

Wishes multiply as you search for them

W

Wishes multiply as you search for them

Travel outside your bounds outside your walls to a place you’ve always wanted to go Reunion time is now Laughter and princesses sweeping up messes messengers are the bravest don’t you think? Meet and greet time is now A voice is quiet, polite during a loud time such as this a stranger in our midst Beauty beware and beauty beguiles Coy smiles hints of promise there’s a sadness beneath her eyes Unspoken wishes A questioning gaze footsteps followed into territory unlike our own pretty little one Won’t you stay with me? But ground is held and words are spoken here is not your home An enchanted dragon watches Come do

The light moves like golden syurp

T

The light moves like golden syurp

The light moves slowly in pools and splashes lazily, almost glowing softly golden all the while Precious metals and sparkling gems all treasured things to be sure counting them up one by one and keeping them all The cascading light is not so easily kept and it washes from your fingers in moments try as you might the slithering gold rushes away from you like water from an upturned glass You look to the west and perhaps in the other directions as well you do not know what you are looking for now that your pretty amber light has left you Come here or go home and stay awhile and rest now

You knew truths before the sun rose

Y

You knew truths before the sun rose

You knew truths before the sun rose before the very first time it ever rose Yes, I mean this sun and you mentally count the trillions upon trillions (countless upon countless) stars and you pretend not to breathe Light travels too quickly for you to grasp even though your outstretched hand is covering your eyes count the drops that fall from them even with your face in shadow (countless, always always countless) The names of things were different before sometimes you like to think that if you were to peel away the fabric of the world you’d find just what you are looking for Come back, come back your heart always calls you You hold y

we were found beneath the sea

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we were found beneath the sea

 i've been meaning to tell you (i swear i have) i'm hopelessly addicted to throwing messages in bottles and losing them to the milky way. i had once thrown them across the mid- -length of seas but then you would find them, read them and leave them, much like the nights you found rhythm in my metronome sheets. i found your messages (i swear i have) i'm tired of shooting seagulls to protect and watch them fly to the milky way. i had once chased them shouting mid- -length of the sea but then you would write a letter, throw it to me, and windowsill sit, much like the night you found poetry on my scarred stomach. and then i found verses (i swea

Stop putting words in my mouth

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Stop putting words in my mouth

You shove your fingers down my throat, and insert words I never spoke, in desperate hopes to make me choke but beware: my pearly gates won't hesitate to bite the hand that feeds me

[songs of rain]

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[songs of rain]

forgiveness in the third chord, like silence or the moment artemis pulls the arrow free, thanks the buck for his sacrifice. lightning in my lungs. saltwater in my lungs. i, storm, will rage & pass on.
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My Bio
In the stars of the night, I thrive.

Favourite Visual Artist
Many. I don't think I could name them all.
Favourite Movies
Sweet ones.
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
A lot. Trust me.
Favourite Books
Ones that make me think.
Favourite Writers
Quite a few out there.
Tools of the Trade
I write mostly.
Other Interests
If you have a question, why don't you ask me? Come on, I don't bite.

To come back around again

To come back around again

I has been... a long time. I feel like I don't know my way around here. Like I walked into an old dusty house and everything has been moved. Moved in, with sheets covering all of the old furniture or moved out with only the dust mites to keep me company. To those little critters prowling around this place, thank you for keeping me in your thoughts. This is a place I have known, and so I will try to make it habitable again. To than end, hello. How have you been?

Curiouser and curiouer

Curiouser and curiouer

I am not known very well for remembering to ritually check certain things, but I must ask, just how did I end up getting over 11,000 pageviews? I suppose it's just a little mind boggling to think that so many people have looked at my page and saw my poems. Anyways good news for the recent goers because I am almost done with finals, and therefore that means more time to write! And breathe, can't forget the wonderful ability of breathing. I hope you all had a good semester and/or fall season. Good luck to everyone who needs a bit of luck and everyone who doesn't but wants it anyways.

Back again

Back again

Been awhile. But hopefully I am back and will be a little more active on here. My want for writing kind of went down during these past few months. But I have rekindled that flame and will hopefully be up and at writing more poetry and little stories soon.

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AdrolynHobbyist Digital Artist
Have a nice birthday :party: :cake: :party:  =)
AdrolynHobbyist Digital Artist
Have a nice birthday Party Have your cake and eat it too Party =) (Smile)
AdrolynHobbyist Digital Artist
Have a happy birthday.  :party: :cake: :party:  =)
chaffyy General Artist
Hey there, I hope you're doing well.
:aww: Hello and thank you. I am doing well, if just a bit busy. Alas that busy-ness has drained a lot of my creative ability to just let words flow, so I often when I try to write end up just backspacing. I should get to posting a bit more come winter break. :)
chaffyy General Artist
I know exactly what you mean, dude.
I look forward to it. :)
AdrolynHobbyist Digital Artist
Have a nice birthday.  :party: :cake: :party: