Ruthh

United Kingdom

‘Well, once there was only dark. If you ask me, the light's winning.’

she/her | 17 | lover of books and films | ravenclaw | seer of breath | chaotic neutral | nikolai lantsov + loki stan

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I’m really not sure if I took the prompt right but,,,, like, comment and review!

my town clings to me like damp, the landscape makes me cynical

September 29, 2019

PROMPT: Arctic Dreams

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what would it be like to fall? 

the twisting 
clouds that grasp me 
but I slip through their fingers 
like water
spiralling down toward the motorway,
beeping cars, never satisfied,
fringed by trees and rolling hills
that fade away to the yellow sun;
The Sun paper on a Sunday morning,
chorusing the damp.

I gain velocity, oh, it’s kicking in now
the fear and the ferocity,
of provincial products, 
a raucous rendition
of sloth and mud
that meets me in the air of half a dozen coffee shops,
and the bustling market on a Wednesday morning
i want to fall, I want to escape.
I really hate my town? I love the New Forest that’s right next to it but it’s just,,, middle class and dull and has BAD VIBES

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  • Anha

    absolutely brilliant; bookmarked for future rereading


    about 1 year ago
  • omicron7889

    I don't know what I like more, this poem, the title of this poem, the footnotes or your bio. Can't choose so I'm gonna say I like them all.


    about 1 year ago