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jump into the world headfirst
crack open your skull on the ocean
sink like a forgotten shipwreck in the belly of a herman whale
come up for air

stumble across the words of the story-- tell it again

lie to a loved one, a stranger, both of them
get away with it in a stolen limousine

write lists that you will never complete
hang them like goodbyes from anywhere they will stick

fall in love like a wrecking ball, destroy a whole city (pretend to)
have your ernest heart ridden with bulletholes, alone on a timber hillside

find god, realize he is just as lost as the rest of us
give him a kurt laugh and look elsewhere

grow an ego with hooves & horns & three eyeballs
feed it four times a day, sacrifice your children

cut yourself open and bleed, intestine and sentiment in sulfuric puddles
if not by your own hand, find someone who will do it for you
do not clean it up

create storybook characters, or at least a story for them to be in
compare everything to the bible

pick your teeth with similes
cloak metaphors with cigarette smoke & nostalgia
release them into the songbird night

remember everything, or convince yourself that you did


               listen up kid, you'd better write this down
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imaginative-lioness Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I only have one important question for you: why are you so damn brilliant?! I mean seriously, this piece is amazing!

I have absolutely no problems with this piece at all, and I attempted to find some, but I just love it so much, my friend. I don't really know why, but this would have to be my favourite part of the piece:

"pick your teeth with similes
cloak metaphors with cigarette smoke & nostalgia
release them into the songbird night"

:heart:
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Vanelopes-corner Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Simply awesome, no other words needed for this poem.
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
punctuation is for suckers 
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successwithhonor Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Writer
:heart:
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your-methamphetamine Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Student Writer
give him a kurt laugh do you mean the given German name or that it was a short laugh? I hate pointing typos and if I'm wrong, I'm so so sorry.

this is honestly perfect.
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successwithhonor Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Student Writer
herman whale
ernest heart
kurt laugh

you're on to me 
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your-methamphetamine Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Student Writer
:slow:
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