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watched the movie 'us and them' and it honestly just hurts my poor heart.

that and yunmeng shuangjie.

also goddd this is pretty bad.

a murder of certain status quos

August 9, 2020

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the edges of the butterfly’s wings fray themselves
pulls bottom eyelid towards bottom lip
strip of pinkened apathy reveals itself as
desirable, flocking towards the nearest broken branch
says that nature is its own devil
snap / bisects in minced syllables
lamants in unworthy / grace
this one weeps in the folds of reiteration
self-preservation hangs from the throes of elegance
kneecap skips and jumps to conclusions
making excuses / self righteousness
finger bends the wrong way
reunites with the half-lidded knuckle
licking an airplane runway down the side of God’s sweaty temple
mind running high off of idealized appreciations
a palm of stretched grape skin
nests itself into a shell of wet eardrum
expands until bursting / protection against
justice, disturbing the nature of things
and the way things contort
do you pretend do you pretend the disruption of the status quo
that such things are
admirable?
do you pretend do you pretend do you pretend that
you are better than
criminals?



 

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2 Comments
  • ek503

    "pulls bottom eyelid towards bottom lip / strip of pinkened apathy reveals itself as / desirable" ahh these lines are so beautiful and startled me in the way they made me see such a vivid image and introduced the meaning of the poem so well.
    "self-preservation hangs from the throes of elegance /kneecap skips and jumps to conclusions /making excuses / self righteousness / finger bends the wrong way /
    reunites with the half-lidded knuckle" oops that was a bit of a long quote I did there but these lines are just so image-provoking as well and I love them so, so much.
    ugh if I quote any other favorite lines I might end up copying the whole piece lol :)


    4 months ago
  • rainandsonder

    ok i don't think i'll ever understand how you can say this is bad, i mean "licking an airplane runway down the side of God’s sweaty temple/mind running high off of idealized appreciations/a palm of stretched grape skin/nests itself into a shell of wet eardrum" ?? it feels so intense and you can tell the passion and emotion that it was written with, and agh i don't have the right words i just really really like this.


    4 months ago