purplepanache

United Arab Emirates

to love or to not love

avatar: self portrait as a tehuana by frida kahlo

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(riley, you go girl!)

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when i'm done with school i'll cut off all my hair and dye it green and wear only late-victorian stuff.

nolite te bastardes carborundorum

have they evenings there?

July 7, 2020

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French verbs, 
You and I, and the small of the classroom's back
You read me Annabel Lee,
and trace my legs,
and search me for things we don't speak about.

The walls of my harem watching your sin,
Eunuchs to dance,
Men to win,
The moon hung herself in the sky.

You, beautiful son of mine, Love
Baring his boyful teeth
The feline way in which you contain me, let us
Graceful be,

Love, let us linger
Beneath this nightful eye
Until daylight pisses in our mouths.
Be us foul and wretched.
Be us your favourite sin.

You love boys 
Who buy jewellery to pawn
Abuse scampering in his anklets
May I hold you first?
And then we'll talk about the pictures you watched?
The girls you've painted?
Skin you've browned?

Oh, the tragedy
The gluttonous bodies of thought who consume you
The men who have wronged
Child of mine,
Let me lay you on my bed
Let me dress the wounds on your thighs
In ball gowns

The feast has been laid
The words have been found
Now, let me watch you limp
The hallways of your castle where the ocean ends
Orpheus and his poetry
Beauty and the bea...

The poet is a man, always.

 

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6 Comments
  • spurtsofdarkness

    rereading this and dying all over again


    about 2 months ago
  • rainandsonder

    i just want to scream, this is so freaking good. you have to be one of the best writers on this site of all time, probably on prose too. how do you even begin to write something that's as much of a masterpiece as this?


    3 months ago
  • spurtsofdarkness

    replying: xd sure, and thanks for reposting this gem. the world needs to read this. everytime i think about this title, my mind just gets filled with happiness :DDD


    4 months ago
  • spurtsofdarkness

    Can you repost this? I want to nominate this for the highlights


    4 months ago
  • agustdv

    Unacceptably beautiful... I am astounded by the little phrases that hold so much while saying so little. I truly admire that...


    6 months ago
  • WhispersOfGray

    Remarkable piece of poetry!


    6 months ago