aosora

United Arab Emirates

meet me there someday

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don't swallow gold. i have two tablespoons of sorrow.

the great divide.

June 26, 2020

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i.

dissonance born of bold, brown backs
and arabic calligraphy that spills from
skinned walls peeled at the midriff 
naked orange 
i swallow the zest, the seeds, the pulp
the insides of my mouth a mangled trophy
bastardly bones, resilience 
i tell the children it's best they do not eat hair 


ii.

it did not end in the clatter of china 
crashing from gypsum countertops 
it did not end in the whoosh of soulless 
banishment, no memorabilia eaten up
by kerosene 
it ended like a numb punch in broken gut 
bridging miles between two nightmares 
you, distant and free
you, distant and free


iii. 

time bubbles 
a memory that fades so so
they don't have a name for boys like you
that set glass bottles on fire and 
call it an irony of fate 
sometimes, suppressing the icy blue feel 
of crude nostalgia in cement veins 
is irreparably difficult 
and the great divide blasts open like a boil
we were too boorish 
too lonesome 

freeze fry tears 
and force it down your throat 









 


i meant to write about french fries, but here we are. might delete, the structure bothers me. 
 

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10 Comments
  • rainandsonder

    i actually really like the structure here! i can only hope now that one day i'll find a french fry place that makes me write something as otherworldly as this.


    8 days ago
  • sunny.v

    replying: ah, well, physical or not, i wish you all the greatest in the future. and it really does mean a lot to know that you’re thinking of me, truly—just know that i’m thinking of you as well. <3 thank you for being such a shining light, aosora.


    14 days ago
  • Wicked!

    This is gorgeous ajhsbrbtb


    19 days ago
  • Mishthi Sharma

    Stunning!!


    20 days ago
  • Aadit Pahuja

    I LOVE THIS, The intimacy is described so intricately aaahhh


    20 days ago
  • purplepanache

    an ode to a french fry uwu. how stunning. you have such a beautiful way with words.


    20 days ago
  • chrysanthemums&ink

    how french fries? this entire thing is just so beautiful, gosh. it all just fits together somehow like a glove.


    21 days ago
  • sunny.v

    sometimes pieces just punch you in the face and tell you to love them and that’s one of those pieces. this is stunning (and about French fries?). “ it ended like a numb punch in broken gut / bridging miles between two nightmares” argh. the levels of talent in this bus is astronomical


    21 days ago
  • outoftheblue

    love how you've created something so incredibly gorgeous about French fries. Like wow.


    21 days ago
  • PureHeart

    You are truly inspiring. Your writing is like intricate, embroidered lace: beautiful.


    21 days ago