purplepanache

United Arab Emirates

to love or to not love

avatar: self portrait as a tehuana by frida kahlo

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(riley, you go girl!)

Message to Readers

please look out for typos, im a little deranged,

i couldn't be more in love

August 5, 2020

FREE WRITING

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my fingers ache to cradle your hair once more
and winter your body with my fears,
a cold claw at your throat, love, i long
to etch my disparaging words into your neck
like the time i smothered you with tattoos and flowers
and kisses on your head,

to hold you and sculpt your sorrows,
to fall asleep and in love
upon the hollow of your chest, and smile in my sleep
because you are mine. whole and true.

and it aches to have you sheared off my skin like this,
it aches to see you cry,
a bleating brevity that i know
time will heal and seal. soon, you will
rust away and my lungs will forgive
everything that has been inflicted upon it.

but for now you dawdle and digress,
and i keep writing these poems in the dark.
holy crap, i neeed to move on.

also this is like the shittiest poem ever but it iz what it iz.

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6 Comments
  • spurtsofdarkness

    holy crap you absolutely do but oh my god how dare you call art shitty? 'and it aches to have you sheared off my skin like this,
    it aches to see you cry,
    a bleating brevity that i know
    time will heal and seal. soon, you will
    rust away and my lungs will forgive
    everything that has been inflicted upon it.'
    are you kidding me how does a mortal write that


    about 1 month ago
  • rainandsonder

    i feel this :/ "my lungs will forgive/everything that has been inflicted upon it", "my fingers ache to cradle your hair once more/and winter your body with my fears, a cold claw at your throat" how do you keep doing this?? and by this i mean writing fantastic poetry. i love your work so much, excellent piece!


    about 2 months ago
  • Dmoral

    this is the definition for "longing" and the line "and i keep writing these poems in the dark." felt like you were calling me out through stating your own words and actions, and idk i just really like this piece and can definitely r e l a t e .


    about 2 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    Replying: don't I know it.


    about 2 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    Wow. The last two lines is literally me. No joke. This is a beautiful poem--if this is what you write in the dark, I am amazed! ;) As for the footnote, don't push your feelings away. It's okay to be sad and to miss someone. (Don't take my advice, though, because I'm still crushing on a girl who broke up with me over a few months ago lmao)


    about 2 months ago
  • inanutshell

    "a bleating brevity that i know/time will heal and seal. soon, you will/rust away and my lungs will forgive/everything that has been inflicted upon it" there's a sense of self-awareness amongst the lovesickness going on in this poem & that's actually refreshing to see - for the persona to know that this feeling will not last. and also "because you are mine. whole and true." is such a simple but honest & heartfelt line, i really love this! :)


    about 2 months ago