aosora

United Arab Emirates

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

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June 25, 2020

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stunted skeleton of steel and carbon blue /
puffs of candy breath, broken child smiling /
two freckles peeking through folds of 
abandonment, impish tears too grubby
too enchanting to turn blind eyes to /
stiff horse twirling like a pixie in love with
midsummer blossoms, rest baby fingers on
weary handlebars / under starry veils of
blushing clouds, shrill laughter masking
crimson sorrow reverberating /
polaroid picture of your child for ten
dirhams
/ feverish daughter at the carousel /
refrigerated breeze nipping nose at pink tips /
the feel of hot metal on chest, warm necklace
comforted by empty body /
baby don't cry /
this is a small dream / this is too cruel / this
is a solace for older days / for when crass sorrow
boards up in exhausted throat / no soprano 
in ghost orchestra / medusa world cracked in half /
no turning melancholy to gold / no sleeping 
these nightmares away /


 

an ode to childhood, carousel daydreams, and spring day. 

did you like who you were? did you become who you wanted to be? 



 

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9 Comments
  • Avril

    I love it! It's beautiful yet haunting, and kind of mysterious


    8 months ago
  • løne wølf [semi-hiatus]

    your writing technique STUNS me and everyone else on WtW, you really are an amazing writer. how are you able to spin such wonderful tapestries of words? teach me ;-; also- bogo shipda~~


    9 months ago
  • spurtsofdarkness

    I nominated this one for June 2020 must-reads! Love it!


    9 months ago
  • Eblinn

    Your work is always carries this magical feeling to it, absolutely gorgeous!


    9 months ago
  • Charisse Marison

    This is stunning.
    Like, dang, I have no other words. I'm speechless (which doesn't happen often)
    Incredible job.


    9 months ago
  • chrysanthemums&ink

    that whole last six line or so, i think i finally realized that this poem was about and the footnotes sealed my fate. added a completely different layer to this already gorgeous poem. the way you write rather 'mundane' but still incredibly poignant scenes is *chef's kiss*. it makes me be glad to be alive at the same time as you <3 who knows, maybe i feel like cutting my tongue on stale peppermint again (don't steal that, i'm using that phrase for a poem in the future ;))
    "no turning melancholy to gold" is it just me or was that a casual jab at your message box.

    also i love your username too <3 blue sky, right?


    9 months ago
  • sunny.v

    why are your footnotes just so perfect? it just tops off the whole piece, wow. i aspire to be this level of aesthetic <3


    9 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    This is astonishing in a...quiet way? Idk it's just very well done.

    Also, I became better than who I wanted to be. I became free. :)


    9 months ago
  • mia_:)

    Oh. My. Gosh. How do you write something so stunning? This is wonderful! I would copy and paste my favorite lines, but I can't leave any of them out! Fantastic job! :D


    9 months ago