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ᴅᴏɴ'ᴛ ᴡᴏʀʀʏ 'ʙᴏᴜᴛ ᴛᴏᴍᴏʀʀᴏᴡ ᴀɴʏᴍᴏʀᴇ.

Message to Readers

republished for a special someone. i almost cried ok.

for every person you can't reach, there's one more that you can.

;) i feel shy now

盛开的玫瑰

untouchable idol

June 6, 2020

FREE WRITING

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funny, how you dip your fingers into the stratosphere daily
an azure ink calligraphy, experienced cloud climber
using your weathered hands—
you scale the sky 

yet here i am—not quite groveling at your feet 
hoping that sometime, a flash of my muddy fingertips might graze your holy gaze
and appear as
gold

the dirty water tugs me down because although you've caught a glance of me
golden 
merely a fleeting moment of adoration that i hold tight to my silt-ridden chest 
"i am aware that this a product of your endless kindness. even still— "

i've stretched out these rubber limbs to their limits, i'm a simple
replication, mushroom mouth copy machine
while my mirror eater laughs at me in shards of glass
disappointment chews away at my torso 

respect is a pill i take unknowingly every day
pills are drugs, in most ways
we are bugs, undeniably roasting 
on the grill known as 'life' 

you are my idol, you are my star 
without you i probably wouldn't have made it this far but hey 
i think you're in a different league, almost untouchable 
and that's okay for me

maybe if i took a better look at where i am, this mud river i would realize
there are people next to me
mudbugs, horned girl, ivory hills, golden swallows, smiley faces, asian warriors and maybe—
you aren't as untouchable as i thought you were and maybe 

i wasn't as low as i thought i was either and maybe
i deserve to be looked at by you and even if 
i'm not the only one in your eyes 
that's okay because  

you're not the only one in mine either
(in the best way possible)

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9 Comments
  • Dmoral

    this one's partly for you, sweety ;)
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/177095/version/352824


    5 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    And now Dmoral13 finally understands our idolatry XD


    6 months ago
  • mia_:)

    *faints* HoW dArE yOu Be sOoO tAlEnTeD?!?!?! The first stanza is amazing! I swear, your pieces are liquid (or solid? or theoretical?) gold! I just want to keep reading! <3<3


    6 months ago
  • sunny.v

    DKDMDKSMDJDK SUNNY IS FREAKING OUT WITH U


    6 months ago
  • Dmoral

    *cries and starts looking for where you hid*
    you wrote this ^gorgeous piece^ about me? i'm in shock, really


    6 months ago
  • sunny.v

    girl i see you republishing this >->


    6 months ago
  • sunny.v

    "mudbugs, horned girl, ivory hills, golden swallows, smiley faces, asian warriors" wait a second. upon rereading...is this a reference to other wtw users? am i still in my delusional Theory Forming brain? is ivory hills supposed to be white mountains aka jo? oh man.


    6 months ago
  • sunny.v

    “ respect is a pill i take unknowingly every day / pills are drugs, in most ways” that’s just...okay that’s gonna be a tattoo i get one day. this is so, so beautiful and a quiet type of powerful. “horned girl” LOL WHAT UP kidding, kidding. ps you referenced mushroom mouth! (pps the styling for this comeback...mrow. can’t you see me sounds like black swan’s younger brother) amazing job with this piece!


    6 months ago
  • joella

    this reads almost like a song! "i've stretched out these rubber limbs to their limits, i'm a simple/ replication, mushroom mouth copy machine" wow <3
    and the "for every person you can't reach, there's one more that you can." that was deep.


    6 months ago