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loveletterstosappho

United States

writer of stories, lover of girls

Message to Readers

criticism is appreciated! thank you in advance!

savior complex

March 27, 2019

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you have long buried yourself
in a grave of misery and
deflated volleyballs
scattered venus flytraps
around your splintered coffin
i swear i will sand away
every imperfection and
save you. 

you water your plants with
salty tears and feed them bits
of my heart and i
let myself be bitten at
only because it gets me closer
to you. 
i hope that maybe if i save you
you can save me, too. 

you slice your skin against wood
collecting splinters like Cupid's arrows
and i pray to every god above that
one of them is for me but still,
i am far from you
clawing through graveyard dirt and misery and
deflated volleyballs
venus flytraps eating away at
muddy flesh

you beckon for me and 
weep into my hair, dry your tears on my skin
water me like you have watered your plants which
have left me raw and split open.
in your arms i melt and seep into decaying wood,
my half-eaten heart content. 

you have since buried me
in a grave of misery and
deflated volleyballs
scattered venus flytraps
around this splintered coffin.
i collect splinters like Cupid's arrows
though not a single one is for me
and flood the earth in salt water
trying to float away
but chained to an anchor.

you leave me here
decaying with Cupid's arrows and
the taste of the sea on my skin
all i wanted
was to save you
sand away every imperfection and
perhaps be loved by you, but
i should have known better. 

the road to hell is paved with
good intentions and
here i am. 

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9 Comments
  • JadeAndSerpentine

    Wow, I'm so impressed by this. This is incredible! Other than perhaps putting a period after flesh, this is perfect. Just... wow.


    3 days ago
  • justpeachy

    damn this hit close to home ... absolutely lovely (also to answer your comment, no i don't know you, but someone i followed had liked something by you so i checked out your work and wow it's beautiful)


    17 days ago
  • Julius Caesar

    i love this so much! i think i know who this is about... and i agree but on a less painful level


    22 days ago
  • ghostlyglory

    so so vivid i <3 it and u


    23 days ago
  • green.eyes.gurl

    *words* i can't... i mean... but how... what? as the great Dan & Shay have said: "I'M SPEECHLESS!" although, I am not staring at you standing there in that dress; I am laying here staring at these magnificent words you have strung together. these two heartbreaking lines stood out to me: "i hope that maybe if i save you/you can save me, too." incredible.


    27 days ago
  • Dani A. Remlap

    This is one of the best damn things i've read in a long time


    28 days ago
  • aryelee

    gorgeous work!! i love how the imagery circled around and connected to the gradual descent of the speaker into hell. also, i absolutely love the line "my half-eaten heart content"!!


    29 days ago
  • L.B. Stoltz

    I love your language in this, the part about Cupid is simply mesmerizing!! I would love to talk to you more about your metaphors.


    30 days ago
  • Bi

    Amazing!!


    about 1 month ago