babybluelamentations

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夢の中にいると思う

Message to Readers

I know none of this makes sense.
(republished for peer review)

childish wanderlust

May 27, 2020

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we’ll get there sooner or later, he says.
i don’t care about the journey this time
    i am 
    Hecate at crossroads, 
    wishing green at every light. 
i twirl 
keys in ignition, 
hold snakes at eyelash length. 
i don’t care about the journey
Abeona stands on my shoulder and 
whispers in my ear.

cut fan blades with red
latticed fingers 
nod right for yes
and there is nothing more to say.
We’lL gEt TheRe sOoneR oR LaTeR, mocks the roadkill in the ditch.
    coyote, 
    i’m stealing your skull for a mask; 
    i’ve been looking for a new face.

hundred year old well pours out 
knowledge 
in rose petals. 
share an ice-cold coffee with the ground.
    shower with the desert cacti, they said my attitude is
    spiky.

a single lamp in a lost motel lobby, tip 
two percent because my wallet’s been dry since i left the city.

smoke and steam in one-star medditeranean restaurants
mix mayonnaise into rice,
call me a heathen.
    three days stranded on an empty gas tank
    mirages of pitch-black dreams.
    find me when i get there.

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7 Comments
  • babybluelamentations

    sunny.v
    darling, i’m honored. thank you <3


    6 months ago
  • sunny.v

    “i am Hecate at crossroads” is probably one of THE best lines i’ve read. wow. that’s like, tattoo worthy.


    6 months ago
  • van gogh's girl

    whoa. this is gorgeous. you're a great writer


    6 months ago
  • aryelee

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    "i am / Hecate at crossroads, / wishing green at every light", "We’lL gEt TheRe sOoneR oR LaTeR, mocks the roadkill in the ditch", "three days stranded on an empty gas tank / mirages of pitch-black dreams. / find me when i get there" are some of my favorite lines but i!! love!! everything!! about this!!


    12 months ago
  • jaii

    perhaps i have


    12 months ago
  • babybluelamentations

    perhaps you’ve found my long lost twin?? haha


    12 months ago
  • jaii

    god, i love poetic nonsense. this is beautiful.
    my fav line: “smoke and steam in one-star medditeranean”
    i know it sounds weird, but your writing and your bio make me think of one of my friends lol. it’s actually very scary how similar y’all seem to be.


    12 months ago