muirann

United States

the break and breathing of a postmodern sappho

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Due to recent, very upsetting actions by the WtW team (and their ignoring of any criticism of the site), I've decided to leave the community. I wish I could tell you where to find me on Twitter and Prose, but the very reason I am rewriting this is because my previous message was deleted for having the audacity to share where you can contact me. I wish you all the best.

(PHOTOGRAPHY IN PROFILE PICTURE ISN'T MINE)

my light

July 16, 2020

FREE WRITING

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forgive me father for i have sinned.
i have sinned, and her gardenia,
green tea breath speaks purple and red down my neck.
forgive me father for i have sinned. 
i have sinned when her fingers drag down the curve of my hip and
forgive me father for i have sinned. 
sinned in the rhythm of my heart-- my sacrifice to her. 
sinned.

i scream above me to sappho in her weaving,
can her aphrodite see me now? 
flesh and blood and enamored with my demise,
i pray to her. 
who is the songbird that sings me,
along my dark, twisted path of love and light?

her eyes are heavy like mine,
sinking with the weight of a passing stranger's prejudice. 
wrapped in one another we curse the earth and the heavens. 
we curse the breaking of eggshells and strings of song,
and our own bloody nihilism. 
i'll crack open my veins and pour out the contents for us to drink,
my light,

forgive me father for i have sinned. 
lowercase is intentional!! please review, it would be greatly appreciated <3

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4 Comments
  • Anlee

    wow this is gold <33


    26 days ago
  • sunny.v

    oh i do love a good mention to sappho and aphrodite >;). "green tea breath speaks purple and red down my neck. / forgive me father for i have sinned. " this is stunning! you're so, so talented, i haven't the faintest clue why i haven't discovered your lovely writing before. excited to see more of your work!


    4 months ago
  • outoftheblue

    "scream above me to sappho in her weaving,
    can her aphrodite see me now?
    flesh and blood and enamored with my demise, " this is godly


    4 months ago
  • spurtsofdarkness

    this is brilliant. 'i'll crack open my veins and pour out the contents for us to drink' completely and absolutely in love with this


    4 months ago