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"ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which i will not put."

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the irony has only just occurred to me

the global cold

October 17, 2019

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in the autumn they filled the leaves with parasites
like genetic star pollution -
brown disease all over our homes,
then pitched like garbage in heavy gusts;
dark as rot, piled twitchily beneath their
ungainly matriarchs.  kids rode bicycles through
their skeletons, rubber on blood, and
the rain pattered them to placid ruins, corpses careful
under eons of void.  these fools took
fistfuls of the autumn and threw them blithely
into youth-ridden faces, gagged on them with dirty teeth,
plummeted their carcasses with scarves pulled
over pink-patched faces.  i hope they feel hated someday.
punishment will come in ghastly symbols, i know,
bulging blizzards and glaciers rimy and gleaming, stacked
brick-like in the streets, and the world will
scream with healthy ignorance.  i miss the leaves;
i mourn for snowed stains, muddy underworlds,
festered bark.  world kicked with cold.
outside they scream.

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4 Comments
  • Ruthh

    THIS IS STUNNING AAAAA
    the way you've divided your lines, the language,,,, 'the world kicked with cold' aaaaa i love it i love it


    about 1 year ago
  • Dmoral

    You have outstanding writing, @r|A|i|N, and a beautiful taste in words, quotes, and pieces! Please check this out!
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/132471/version/254606


    about 1 year ago
  • rainandsonder

    i am forever envious of your vocabulary and the way you use it so masterfully, not exactly using big, obscure words, but using words that i wouldn't think of or expect to describe certain things. such an incredible piece!


    about 1 year ago
  • jaii

    jdsdhfjsh how is this so beautiful??? gah you're so amazing. "...kids rode bicycles through/their skeletons, rubber on blood, and/the rain pattered them to placid ruins, corpses careful/under eons of void." i think i stopped breathing for a sec. absolutely beautiful.


    about 1 year ago