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it's winter where you are 2

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By KatDiestel   |   Watch
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Published: October 22, 2011
white as far as the eye can see
the vastness of glittering dunes
in this alleged emptiness
we are snowbound

you have left your colours behind
the reds and blues and yellows
you won't paint flowers
it's winter where you are
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another one for "it's winter where you are"
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groupthink and gardens
we've grown so used to stepping on flower buds before they can bloom because they're a different color than everyone else's and different doesn't fall into the category of "good" or "acceptable." different doesn't fit here, so we try and try again to soak stems in food colored water and thick-coat paint on petals hoping that maybe our defects will sprout some sense and learn to conform and match the rest. we took seeds from other gardens and planted them in our own until our yards looked the exact same as theirs and then our flowers weren't a different color than everyone else's anymore and that scared me. i wanted deviation; i had no desire
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Even the fools daydream... That something could go on well, oh, for a single time they build castles in the air, daring to hope, dream to find a temporary haven of peace to escape to during the winter and dream of spring...
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Nightmare: The Only Cure My insides burn- Like swallowing acid Reality slows down- Smiling is therapeutic - Health is a virtue / Strength is torture Alive again tomorrow / Enduring the horror It's excruciating To keep on breathing Every reflection Mirrors are left sickened Grinning back at myself You must be enjoying this hell Perfect possession / Muffled suffocation Heart is racing / Sight is darkening In these hallucinations My skin is melting Oh how I wish I was dreaming Of when I finally start recovering It's only hopeful thinking A cure for me is a delusion Quarantined tears / Reality's nightmare I am beyond repair / All were
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Blacksand459Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! :)  The imagery is excellent.
KatDiestel's avatar
thanks a lot - also for the faves. much appreciated
TheMadMulatto's avatar
I'm thinking of what snow twinkle on a vast landscape does to the eyes.
Looks like sugar but it kills the retina if ya stare beyond a blink.
-my sentiments.
archelyxs's avatar
I really enjoy the last image, very interesting, moving, the contrast between the winter and the flowers :heart:
sycamores-and-cedars's avatar
I like the sense of endurance and longing. It's nice the way you have the moment, but allow a lingering feeling of something else. Holding here and now together with there and then.
KatDiestel's avatar
what a nice way of saying that. i thank you dearly.
scheinbar's avatar
scheinbarHobbyist Traditional Artist
das klingt nicht gut... (mal abgesehen davon, dass es absolut klasse ist und mich sehr anspricht)
wars schlimm?
KatDiestel's avatar
nein, nein, keine angst.
es war eigentlich so, wie ich es erwartet hatte. frostige kälte von seiten des exs, aber alle anderen waren sehr freundlich und teilweise sogar herzlich. auch die trauerfeier war nett gemacht. passend.
zum anschließenden kaffee wurde ich allerdings nicht gebeten :)
danke fürs literarische lob.
scheinbar's avatar
scheinbarHobbyist Traditional Artist
ach, das war dann wahrscheinlich doch sogar eher eine erleichterung, wenn du da nicht mit mußtest...
gut, wieder daheim zu sein, vermutlich?
KatDiestel's avatar
ja, das stimmt, aber es wartet immer noch ein häßlicher stapel papier auf meinem schreibtisch und morgen gehts wieder los ... :( und du? hast du jetzt endlich auch ferien?
scheinbar's avatar
scheinbarHobbyist Traditional Artist
noch eine woche... bei schrecklichem husten
aber die aussichten sind ja trotzdem gut :)
eine woche ferien im süden wird vermutlich gut tun
KatDiestel's avatar
oje, dann pass mal gut auf dich auf, dass es dich nicht in den ferien komplett flachlegt. :hug:
scheinbar's avatar
scheinbarHobbyist Traditional Artist
na das wärs.. :(
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ibrunswickHobbyist Writer
Very nice!
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