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drink

ever since i've been thinking a lot,
i've been spending too much time on the internet,
not enough reading secrets from parchment lips,

see, something sinister happens when the sun falls
asleep, when darkness dances all night long with the
things inside you,

and lately i've been writing too much, or not enough,
or somewhere in between because sometimes letting
your fingertips do the screaming for you just ends up
making things louder.

drink

when it rains, the insects dig themselves up from the mud
to feel what it's like to be washed away,

sometimes i try, i try to crawl out of this skin like i can
put it back on later,

sometimes i wish i could feel what it's like to drown just so
i don't feel so safe anymore, like being underground is just
a goddamn timeout

drink

like i've lost it all long ago when i slit my wrists-- i bled words,
i bathed in diction and found it back in poetry shops, coursing
through my veins like forgiveness

and sorry i'm not fucking sorry, but all i ever seem to get worked
up for nowadays is reading poetry and getting fucked up anyways

and maybe that's fucked up but maybe i am too, and i've been writing
too much, i haven't been loving enough & i've definitely used that line
in poetry before but it's hard to write about new shit when it's all the
same up here,

drink

i haven't gotten laid since i came back here and i'm not
entirely sure if that's a sign or just me being picky and it
could be both,

it hurts hearing your voice elsewhere; you were a songbird
once & i remember, i'm not sure if you do but i guess thinking
about it doesn't help either.

drink

i know absolutely nothing about oppression, my whitewashed
subconscious blushes when it jumps synaptic hurdles, i think about
it anyway though like maybe if i started from the bottom i'd appreciate
the view from here a little more,

drink

don't judge me, it's hard enough to find valid reasons for my actions
but i'll tell you that loneliness should never be an excuse to sweep
you into the sheets of a stranger,

i may or may not have learned that the hard way but i learned
it nonetheless.

drink

this is for whoever needs it, god knows i do & you might too,
just stop acting like you've still got both hands on the wheel,
i've seen those white knuckle grips and those siren songs aren't
fooling anyone,

you were a songbird once, i'm not sure if you remember but i was
there and it was magic, caged birds just don't sing in the same tune,

and sometimes letting your fingertips do the singing for you
just ends up going off key

drunk

i've spent my whole life battling first impressions for second chances
and i don't think that'll change anytime soon,

so if you need me, i'll be here, writing poems & smoking cigarettes,
waiting to be washed away like the maggots brave enough to come
up for air.
write drunk, edit drunker
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:iconleah084:
Leah084 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Amazingly written...I love reading poetry like this...it makes me wonder where it comes from.
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momo-madness Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013   Writer
you are literally so amazing. seriously. you are fast becoming one of my favorite writers on dA! :heart::heart:
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successwithhonor Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student Writer
woah. big praise from a literary superstar like yourself :)
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:iconmomo-madness:
momo-madness Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013   Writer
shush, you're way more brilliant than i'll ever be :heart:
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:iconsuccesswithhonor:
successwithhonor Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Writer
thank you, darling :rose:
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GoldenGeminian Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i lov this so much. it feels very raw and I'm grateful that you've shared this.
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GoldenGeminian Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
shit, *love
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