Cressida

United States

she/her | mixed
aspiring scientist and writer | musician

status: constantly eating cheetos

joined: late april, 2020

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It's been a while since I've been on here, so hello again?

ruined in our deprivation

September 19, 2020

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imagine ruination so powerful it gnarls limbs and morphs water muddy,
gouges at our chests and shoves slivers of ourselves into the stars
to collapse upon ourselves and explode into dust.
    (this is what it means to be beautiful, metallic and drenched in gold).

imagine a creation so blasphemous it perverts the pure oceans,
wings stretching from our caved backs, jutted and bony;
dark energy swirling like a hurricane of ashes in our stomachs.
    (this is what it means to be human).

imagine a deprivation so deep it sprouts roots in our hearts.
bristling sunlight caves to metastatic moonlight as our lungs
deflate and our tears flood the streets; far off, a nightingale dies.
    (this is what it means to be).


 

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4 Comments
  • rainandsonder

    this is so darkly gorgeous in a kind of apocalyptic way, especially love those last lines, "far off, a nightingale dies." !!


    about 1 year ago
  • mia_:)

    this is soooo good!!! good to have you back!


    about 1 year ago
  • Paisley Blue

    woah beautiful! How have I not seen your writing?! This is amazing!!! <3


    about 1 year ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Oh hey you're back! Hi! This is a masterpiece as usual.


    about 1 year ago