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I've seen your cities under leaves,
          boldly bust'ling brown and green.
  Delicate highways -
                the most dangerous of all,
          crossing light years over sidewalks
                          where monsters stomp and crawl.
I am the spy, invasive,
          and I see you as I prowl.
   I poke and prod your mystery,
                 an alien, I'm misery
                          until I leave your grounds.
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Web Dew
Web Dew
Foggy-wet morning,
Magic beading off each web.
No hurries mentioned,
          I wander eastern…
Find myself upon cold sand,
Greeting the lazy tide
          At the hazy dawn.
Watch a fat sun climb,
    Barely breaching the horizon.
The sea’s so determined to hold its gold,
   Make him swim,
          Keep it swolled,
But he heaved as it seethed,
           Circumference unruly,
     Beats of flicker-whip stitching him high.
The battle was lost,
     The colours bled off:
          A white sun hung bright,
          Small yet so blinding
          On blurred lavender  
                And washed-out blu
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We Know... by kamisch42 We Know... :iconkamisch42:kamisch42 1 0
Maybe someone should pray for me today -
                   Gather up your blessed be’s, amen, excelsius dei
       For I might fall apart some sleepless night.
               I can’t stop myself -
                   Floating like a Calusari looking for my aubrey.
                  Firewalker on a mission,
                            Død Kalm
                                         Counting, “3, 2, 1…”
                Irresistible ascension
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I found you in your corner
                    On a cloudy eve of spring
        Half forgotten, scorned, bemused -
                   Determined not to be deceived.
You started with your crazy,
          Swinging in your chair;
 I caught my thoughts, belated
                         And wondered what I was doing there.
Watch my hero campaign down the hall
                 Roland in a suit and tie assumed as armor
                                                            - Tall and strong;
                 My <
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Reef by kamisch42 Reef :iconkamisch42:kamisch42 1 0 Surfacing by kamisch42 Surfacing :iconkamisch42:kamisch42 1 0 Chiquita Spectrum by kamisch42 Chiquita Spectrum :iconkamisch42:kamisch42 0 0
Lava Lady to Wellington Witch
Lava Lady to Wellington Witch
She walks on stiff legs,
         Stilted, tall - eight-inch heels
   You can't help but watch
         Wicked cool, wicked queer
      And you ponder her name,
      And you wonder her years.
The Wellington Witch,
            A whispered history,
                    Before time began,
         Involving children and houses,
                A California mansion
                 With a mountain of wealth
                 And a valley of tears
All for you, Lava Lady, lovely
            She had it all - she knew.
But as these things go,
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Tufted Twister by kamisch42 Tufted Twister :iconkamisch42:kamisch42 2 0
I Didn't Make it to the Beach in Time
I Didn't Make it to the Beach in Time
The morning awakens with fierce fuscia fingers,
           Clawing with a hunger at the tail end of night –
                     Blue mystique blushes and melts
                                                               as the spectrum is savaged:
                                            Bolts of bold color raking the canopy,
                              Dripping in the brilliance of halos and innocence
                              Refracting with resonance to purple and gold.
Hunkered on haunches,
    The world waits in silence as I watch in awe
         Dazzled as the crown’s glory grows.
A1A never looked as beautiful as it does in this light:
      Dew glittering the scene,
      Glowing embers reflecting the
                                        might of the majesty rising out of the east;
               Wagging his shining mane and roaring a warning
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Mess You Up With Love
Mess You Up With Love
They told me love was beautiful,
           Some fresh angel
                  With bright comforting wings
   But oh she’s so savage
                  The slattern, the whore
             She’ll rape your logic
                           Leave your defenses torn:
                              Claw right through bone,
                                             Through sternum –
                                   Your heart is hers.
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I See Your Deflecting
I See Your Deflecting
I'm hungry,
      Hungry -  
   And what are you?
             You're just there watching,
     Come here to my arms,
                    They're open,
          Come into my heart.
See my life exploding with you in it
                        Like the stars about to start.
 And maybe I'm just naïve,
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Atomic Sunrise
Atomic Sunrise
The horizon was a-boil with the pink rising sun:
                  A bed of gold satin in Helios' wake.
   Enjoy the alba, child,
           As it portends of things to come,
                                       Things that end,
                                       Things like love.
Remember the world that dazzled?
                  The world that sung?
   But all he could do was say goodbye,
       "Shouldn't you?" he cried –
                            Head in hand,
                                 Soul in pieces
               Melting like clouds on gorgeous mornings.
Darling, pull the shades down
      I'm not ready for the truth -
              It's a brightly-blinding, harsh beauty…
              No, I want to stay with you.
She told him he was worth it,
        She liked to tell him things she knew
             Boy, you're caked in dirt and lies,
                                                         I know –
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The Conversation Leaves
The Conversation Leaves
What happens as you fall?
           It could be better,
                      It could be worse –
            No one can tell us!
                             They don't come back,
                             No one comes back,
But the ground will call unto us all.
           And I will turn,
              You will turn
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A Sad Way to Know This Forest
A Sad Way to Know This Forest
Shaggy rings of gold and fire -
                    Ignite a soul and autumn's peace.
             But I just weep,
                    It's blood and death.
                I think of you, think of us -
                          And oh the days!
                               When I would hold you close,
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The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
but I have promises to keep,
and miles to go before I sleep,
and miles to go before I sleep.

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
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A trip's the thing to clear my mind,
just pack stuff up and go away,
the world will wait while I unwind,
unburdened by nature's display.
Past chuckling streams amidst the rocks,
'twixt trees entwined with mossy creep,
up rolling hills where eagles flock -
where you can hear the silence talk
in earthy tones to make one weep -
the woods are lovely, dark and deep.
That I could live my life out here,
far from all the complications,
where air is ever crisp and clear,
free from mankind's machinations.
I'd build a home to rest my head,
let peace like sun inside me seep,
grow strong and tall like men of old,
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And so I must return to it,
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that night's dark face can only turn away;
and all our dreams in sunlit skies are sold
as eventide gives pardon to the day.
She feels the cloak of dreams unclasp their sway
and fading softly spun into the gold,
that she will rise from sleep and make her way
ere morning grows another second old.
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I know the ocean's gentle, rolling waves -
the treasures in its dark and murky depths;
and deep within its grottoes and its caves -
tis there the fey will lure me to my death
I met a girl so fair of face and skin,
her wanton kisses wrapping me within -
that all my senses lurched and crept away,
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and we exist for the small miracles,
frost on the windowpane,
swirling lights in the fog,
the thrum of nature under our palms.
Can't you hear the heartbeat?
Buried deep, I wish for flowers to crawl up
straight from your tortured ribcage,
I wish for roses from your heart.
I wish for the earth to take you tenderly,
and for you to want something better than
the questionable nature of cut-throat genetics,
punching in codes of destruction,
splitting, and splitting,
until they split you out of existence.
You have defied them,
those broken repeated cells do not define you.
You may sleep,
but you still exist in small miracles,
and in fragments.
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Annual-ish Update

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 21, 2016, 9:51 PM

So...The X-Files comes back this year...just a couple of days. I'm just about dying from the anticipation :D I feel like I'm 15 again, waiting after such a looooong summer to see if Mulder was really dead or how they got out of it - Scully would never lie! This time...summer lasted over 13 years - it's from Saturn. I've been writing some X-Files "fan poems" in the interim, the challenge being to write a poem for each season using each of the episode titles from that season. I've finished season 4! I don't keep those here at first...they get uploaded directly to a lovely little X-Files fan group (the first X-Files fan group on DA, almost 10 years old now!), XPhilesAnonymous - check it out man, good times (GREAT artists). 

~ K

  • Listening to: David Bowie
  • Reading: Organic Chemistry
  • Watching: X-Files
  • Playing: Catch-up
  • Eating: Cookies
  • Drinking: Tea


Kathleen Bratager
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Photographer, pencil artist, lyricist, naturalist, writer, historian...freckled! Florida native B-)

Current Residence: The Phallic State :D
Favourite genre of music: Classic rock, punk, pop, international, new rock, alternative, and more...
Favourite photographer: my grandfather, "Pete"
Favourite style of art: traditionals...realistic paintings and sketches
Operating System: Faulty
Shell of choice: Turtle


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91816119 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016   Writer
Thank you very much! :huggle:
Poetrymann Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks for faving my work.
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Thank you so much for the faves :D
Pinkey-pie-69 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so very much for the fave, it means a lot to me.  ^.^
Bohax Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hey, Thanks for the favourite :D
91816119 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014   Writer
Thank you kindly, my dear. :heart:
chazcartier Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thx for adding 'A Kiss Stolen, and a Love Lost' to your favorites. :wormnomnom:
Springfeather Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the favorite:3 :hug:
shiny-emerald Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Thanks so much for the :+fav:! :> It's much appreciated. :woohoo:
fantasEteen Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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