paperbird

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randomly came to me
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how to crush the moon

January 27, 2019

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loosen up your silver hands
and raise them carefully to the sky, topaz blue
close them around that little moon
and bury your claws into the
watery craters
dislodge it gently from its pocket in the
slicked velvet of the night...
crush the moon in your fingers, my dear
for i don’t want the passage of time
to stiffen your silver cheeks
or throttle the ichor that
shoots through your veins;
and let us not be reminded
by that watery moon.

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8 Comments
  • Johanna

    How did this piece of art just randomly come to you... amazing!


    almost 2 years ago
  • Kenny

    “For I don’t want. . . that shoots through your veins” — your imagery here is stunning. This whole poem reminds me of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 55 - the themes of time and love and stuff.


    almost 2 years ago
  • acrosstheskysky

    wow AMAZING this is soo beautiful


    almost 2 years ago
  • bride124

    Interesting poem!


    almost 2 years ago
  • loveletterstosappho

    this is so amazing i think i'm dying due to the beauty of this poem, wow


    almost 2 years ago
  • the bubbling pen

    "dislodge it gently from its pocket in the slicked velvet of the night..."
    I love love love this imagery!!!!

    I saw your comment on my piece :) I often use a site called ProCon.org
    It offers perspectives for both sides of the debate and also explains the background of the issue, along with a list of references. If you google "abortion procon" or your topic of choice, it should come up :) Feel free to use my stats :P
    I'm so excited to read your piece, could you comment on one of my pieces to let me know when you've posted it? <3


    almost 2 years ago
  • paperbird

    thank you!!


    almost 2 years ago
  • TheOriginalEliza™

    Gosh, everything you write is INCREDIBLE


    almost 2 years ago