United Arab Emirates

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far too nonchalant about things i should probably care about

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reviews pLeAsE. reviews without anything constructive are honestly a waste of your time, more than anything. be harsh or whatever when you critique me, but please do.

as for comments, they help a lot lol so if you drop a few, it would be highly appreciated.

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May 1, 2020



twilight streaks across the pale sky
and in the soft corners of a soulless city
somebody dies.

much grief echoes in these alleyways
men with weary skins, bruised eyes in uppercut glory
steadfast kicks in the chests of believers.
perhaps this mottled warfare is all but none?
serenades for infants, lullabies crooned
with crushed vocal chords, lung shred, lung rupture,
graters to the epidermis
big big brain in small small skull
the sun; silent spectator of all things unacceptable
lounges languidly in the complacent sky.

this country begs for virgin blood and 
gilded barrels of bedrock oil
bullock carts trampling potholes and
bones of the citizens paving all roads
that lead to the throne. 

this is an eulogy for the entombed masses;
coaxing bare sinew out into the cold
child of banal apathy
throw one leg out of 
your window, and watch the erring 
dusk slink away in silence.



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  • Two Heartbeats

    Big big brain in small small skull. Your writing has a dark magic to it. I love it.

    7 months ago
  • babybluelamentations

    mmghgh i’ve run out of words with which to express my admiration for your writing. the segmenting of this poem adds so much to the quiet, dark feel of it, and it just has its own meaning, even without the words. i adore how the raw truth of this poem is spun into such silk-smooth words, and laid out for all to see, as if to say, ‘this is what you’ve created. this is what lay beyond your event horizon.’ i love. <3

    7 months ago
  • purplepanache

    this was painful. painful, ugly, honest, dark and ever so beautiful.

    7 months ago
  • Dmoral

    i just love your writing too much sometimes

    7 months ago
  • mia_:)

    This is so good! It has a great flow and rhythm and is so dark and kinda creepy tbh. Love it!

    7 months ago
  • WhispersOfGray

    Wow, this is amazing!

    7 months ago