pineapples

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Pineapples
I love reading and writing (obviously)
he/they, they/them preferred

"have I killed my thoughts right before their prime?
have I bit my tongue one too many times?
have I said it all the way I really meant to?"
~ben platt

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It was more centered when I was writing it... (because WtW uses different fonts for published pieces and pieces while you're writing them)

Tahiti... the Queen of the Islands/Squalid Rabbit Hole

September 10, 2020

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                Tahiti... the Queen of the Islands

    downpours damage the diamondlike rainbow cascade...
                   landslides flood the mountains.
                  sun-lacquered island, drowned... 

          waves of mud engulf the enchantment of
                                   Tahiti...
                        the Queen of the Islands.


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                             Squalid Rabbit Hole

                             She was suffocating
                           in a squalid rabbit hole. 

                              No air, no space;
                                it was a prison...   
Both of these poems are a type of erasure poem. Erasure poems are where you take words from an existing piece of writing and put them together to make your own poem. This is done by either blacking out all other words or cutting out words (there are different types as well.)

Tahiti... the Queen of the Islands was taken from a National Geographic Issue, and Squalid Rabbit Hole was taken from Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.

(Yes, these were from school lol, but I put them here because I kinda liked them...)

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  • Paisley Blue

    wow, this is amazing! I've only done this once before... but you've inspired me to try again!! Awesome poems!


    3 months ago