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Journal Entry: Tue Oct 9, 2012, 9:47 AM


Okay so this feature is a little late. It was supposed to be sent out friday but my internet went again so there will be 2 this week, this one and another on friday.

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POETRY

Mature Content

I Mean to Get You AloneYou have sharp
pulse-elevating teeth
the stuff I imagine heart attacks
are made of
I'm bent on selling you a handful of smiles
specifically crafted
to distract you from the fact that
I have almost nothing to say
and now you're steering this conversation
in a direction that suggests you've
forgotten that I
don't watch movies or do much of
anything but work which maybe
explains why one glass of wine gets me
wrapped around you
car to streetlight
crash style
mangled limbs
breeding curious onlookers and my insurance has
expired
you're leaning in and all I can think is
I don't have insurance
Alice-SongI don't know how to be a woman,
that soft, coddled creature, all back-lit
hair & skin that smells
so good you could hurt it
bakewell tarts
& pussies like orchids
because
I'm too black-eyed &
tired, my hair smells like
forest fires. Theseus won't write
me love letters anymore
& when I cry on the bus
it's at a child, quiet yelps
of a black-jawed vixen
eating
herself
as she listens to the Alice-song
of those flower-cunts purring,
Why do you have to make
being sad
so ugly?
because I don't understand
how to be a woman, that
the hammered envelope
of obedience
or the little girl that
sits in my stomach and swings her
shiny shoes,
crying
beg,
sit,
stay.
it's all it tookI'm not an asshole, most of the time.
My fingers trace where your hand used to lay
to the left of my stomach. Oh how it aches,
a slush of shadows
lulling around, you tried to say you love me,
you tried to say I pull funny faces
before I sneeze, you tried to say
ohidontknowiwasscared. I felt nauseated.
I got up to smoke.
There was shrink wrap around my legs,
There were mushrooms in my basement,
there was a smell coming from somewhere
behind my bed. You would have laid there forever
if I didn't mention it,
but I did,
and then my fingers cried
when they could not find anything.
AnimusShots fired –
a lover's quarrel
to the heart.
You're both bleeding,
that's what counts,
right?
Autumn AutopsyAs lovers,
we were reckless;
Children
chasing fireflies
in a field of mines.
We traded kisses
and carefree caresses
for shrapnel
and blackened skin.
Short moments
stolen pawned
at the cost
of darker afternoons,
the twilight
of the dying season;
We didn't ask,
we never questioned
the interest
of our expenditures.
I shed my skin
in the Autumn of youth,
peeled back
the viscera and
bared the bone --
Rising up,
a scarecrow of worms
and raw meat,
amongst the stalks
of reddened corn.
Tonight
she clings
to dusty artifacts,
shelved trinkets
and
wrinkled sheets
laden with memories
of decaying potency;
The wisps
rising from the cooling wick
will never be
as sweet as
when the flame
burned brightest.
underthis delirium is like
a kiss: momentary,
placid,
and perhaps insidious.
dreams stretch their watery
fingers, listless
and profound, over these
reflections—
they twine in my hair,
thread between my fingers
(like flowers, or maybe hope),
and drench my skirts
with lost longing.
look, pre-Raphaelites, Elizabethans,
Victorian women of all ages:
this is what comes
of daring to desire.
stars burst before my eyes,
flowers sprout
in my lungs,
the last ray of light has gone
and my world is black
and blue.
I am gorged and oversoaked
with sleep.


PHOTOGRAPHY

1000Dorians by fogke . by a-n-j-e-e :happy morning: by candymax Boo by shiningsilverskies Percy 10 Weeks by H4ptikk Born to Die IV by brittsperspective Love.. by Khomenko Snow walk by Cambion-Art

TRADITIONAL ART

Midnight summer rain by cloudmilk Elements of blue by Zindy When I am down, you pick me up by AstridBruning - Comission - Waiting - by Losenko Something from Nothing by MoonandtheSea Broke My Own Heart by TransientArt Falling by Ansheen pinwheel by nhienan

DIGITAL ART

Autumn by TamMebonia Longing for an elsewhere by Julie-de-Waroquier good bye by Schiraki :thumb331306414: Fly away. by Arigulla Calma by LittlePzycho The Rains by against-the-stars Quiet Cuddles by Phatpuppyart-Studios

OTHER

Black wire wrapped leather macrame bracelet by IanirasArtifacts Mosaic tea-tray by bodaszilvia Lavender planet - Pincushion and Decorative Pins by vavaleff Cute as a Butterfly 234 by Zorias night by hakubaikou :thumb293642427: :thumb331146325:


Have a lovely evening everyone
Love
Shannon

  • Listening to: Paramore
  • Reading: Stained by Ella James
  • Watching: Pointless
  • Drinking: coca-cola
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Thanks so much for the feature! :D

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great features :)
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What a gorgeous feature, Shannon! Thank you kindly for including me. :heart:
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