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you know that ancient egyptian embalming technique where they pull out the brain through the nose? that’s what i do with writing. if i were you, i wouldn’t lick my pencils.

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plato diss track because he's elitist

October 19, 2019


it's dark in here, my love, ever so cold.
i'm shivering, my darling, your chains are 
biting, like the shadows on the wall with 
their big, big, big, big teeth, slobbering maw;

and i'm wondering, sweetheart, why am i
here? in this place of dust and gloom, covered
in blood and ignorance. is that a blindfold, 
dear? over my eyes? no, it's just the shadows

that writhe and tangle like collapsed veins.
i've pierced them too much, babe, it doesn't bring
me joy anymore. all you do is look
at me, honey. look further, look deeper

do you see the skull beneath my skin, the painted layers on my cheekbones? the sharp hollows of my eyes that are bloodshot with tears and more, drunk on you and your shadows that are dancing a most powerful dance, like black swan, no, not the ballet, the film? you know the one, all jacked up and that, crazy, we watched it last weekend on the wall, the shadows were longer and the clock was striking over and over again like a hammer in my head, a spanner in my works, a wrench on my bolts.

i want to leave, please, to climb out of the
dark and the damp. the mould is growing on 
me, now. it's on my thighs and my eyebrows
and i never suited green and yellow, 

i'm not the spring growth. i'm the winter decay
i am your bare branches. why can't we leave, babe?
is it my short skirt, or my accent? my
skin? is it our birth? our upbringing? our lives?

we're at the bottom of the ladder.
they're greasing our hands. 
we aren't enlightened.
just darkened. 
'only philosophers are valid' - plato tkbc


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  • babybluelamentations

    Oh hi there :) why. Have. I. Not. Seen. This. Before.
    So, like, this is beauty in 7 stanzas and I love it wholeheartedly, and your diction is flawless and flowy and literally everything. What a gorgeous piece <3

    16 days ago
  • Anha

    umm, how did i miss this?? oh my god, the fourth stanza goes hARD. you have sappho to thank for bringing this wonderful piece to my attention.

    25 days ago
  • loveletterstosappho

    oh wow this is masterful, i'm in awe? i love that your title gives context for the piece

    about 1 month ago
  • K.R.M

    Very powerful! Well done.

    3 months ago