rainandsonder

United States

"the audience is only safe when the story isn't about them."

they/them - probably listening to sufjan stevens

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an important piece by outoftheblue- https://bit.ly/3dBxv5r

black lives matter & pride is over but the fight for lgbt+ rights is year round.

bio quote is from the magnus archives

from inside the flames, it looks like the world's on fire

September 12, 2020

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daylight grows like a weed
the night squeezes its eyes and
broadens into corrupt morning
i get up and someone threw a sheet
over the sky's corpse
morning shadows peeled onto the floor
car engines itch nervously on the empty streets
waiting in a landscape holding its breath
and i hear faces outside the windows
if i listen, it burns
happy doomsday, the sky was literally orange yesterday and the sun was blotted out by smoke so it looked and felt like 3AM the whole day. the air quality isn't actually that bad, i'm totally fine, it was just weirdly cold and now my sleep schedule and mood are messed up. but... you know... i guess at least we all know the baby's gender now... 

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15 Comments
  • ek503

    replying: thank you so much! and you're not the only one, don't worry. i could've sworn the same, but i must've accidentally unfollowed you at some point :( will fix that right away, though <3


    2 months ago
  • chrysanthemums&ink

    i'm late but i remember seeing this on the news and it seemed almost... dystopian. kinda scary, really.
    "and i hear faces outside the windows / if i listen, it burns" i love that line. it's such a strong ending to a brilliantly vivid poem.


    3 months ago
  • inanutshell

    ahh it's so trippy to see pictures of those red/orange skies. at first i had a hard time believing they weren't edited bc it just looks so bad. hope y'all are all okay <3


    3 months ago
  • sunny.v

    imagine being the baby that started one of california's worst wildfires. like. dang.


    3 months ago
  • rainydayz

    i have no idea how you do it. you sort of show the beautiful side to these horrors with your imagery. completely captivating!


    3 months ago
  • Cheshire Cat

    The imagery is great. Very deep. I love it


    3 months ago
  • journal.scribbles

    It's super smoky here too even though the fires are pretty far away. Everything's so weirdly ominous, the sky, the air, the temperature, the amount of light. The imagery in your poem is amazing though, even without the context.


    3 months ago
  • abby.a

    sending love to you and all those affected by the fires <3


    3 months ago
  • mia_:)

    so sad . . . i feel ya. happy doomsday, y'all! stay safe!


    3 months ago
  • ~Zoe N~

    Its like that where I live too, It's so sad. Hopefully it gets better soon..


    3 months ago
  • Abrianna

    Re: oh cool, it's terrible all those fires. yikes


    3 months ago
  • madeline3.14159

    It's so sad!! Prayer to you and everyone affected by the fires<3


    3 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Yeah it's the same here. This is described so so well.


    3 months ago
  • ek503

    asldgjf this is stunning. and yeah, the sky is yuck right now.


    3 months ago
  • Abrianna

    Goodness, this gave me the weirdest vibes. Awesome job.:) That's insane how you explain your sky to look. all these fires, it's so sad.. Where do you live?


    3 months ago