these are my letters
to myself.

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13. celestial bodies

April 21, 2019



ferns, jade knives,
pointing at the sky.
glowing green-white,

from moonlight, the dark
half-eye. watching me
worship, with blood

and my sacrifice.
he swims amongst
the nothingness,

a firefly flickering
to the night. blind
yet blinding; he dreams

of bindings, tithes.
i hide him, now, beneath
the heavens.

i keep his heart beating. yet
i keep nothing. yet
i keep the -

stars in
their motions.
like a blade cutting --

or words --
woe and the wind of wind,
through thistles, lichen.

to take back a wound:
to unstain a stretch of skin;
my wishes spill and drip.

celestial bodies
circling, circling.
i nurse my sin.



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  • r|A|i|N

    this piece is extraordinary. the rhymes are astounding and intricate, the ending is just perfect, and the meaning rings true. one of my favorite pieces of yours and from this website. everything in here is so complicated and so well done. now excuse me while i reread five more times.

    about 1 year ago
  • asteria

    why can't i like this about 50 more times? unfair.

    about 1 year ago
  • rainandsonder

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    about 1 year ago