Century Friend

United States


"If you want to know who your tribe is, speak your truth. Then see who sticks around. Those are the people who get a spot in your blanket fort."
–Nanea Hoffman

Message to Readers

Any feedback is appreciated, as always. Let me know if it was too confusing to read.

lifeline (from the flip side) | Writing Streak Week 3, Day 2

July 28, 2020



careful:                                    cradle.
               it’s                          a
                      a               not

dew in beads, 
fog in curtains
like sleet or molasses.
the stench of melancholy,                         
and of blood c l o t t i n g,                                     
                          r u n n i n g,                           
                                c l o t t i n g,                    
                                     r u n n i n g.             

this isn’t home,                   hole,
                         this        a

to be refilled with soil, and not with you.
find your shovel, friend.
before you find your coffin, and forget there’s a lifeline.


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  • Eblinn

    ooh I love the formatting of this, it's so unique!

    about 2 months ago
  • bellairet

    You have a really great touch with structure! It's like... transcending mediums or something. The last stanza is really something too.

    about 2 months ago
  • elliem

    Wow. This is really deep and powerful and your writing is so rich. Captivating.

    about 2 months ago