ek503

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joined april 27, 2020
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my hair calls herself an artist

September 29, 2020

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my hair still mangles herself into your face on freckled tile, did you know? 

i watch, shivering and wrapped in my shower curtain. / i watch till it’s time for me to take you and your smirk to the sink, / your eyes sticking to my fingers without fail. / my fingers, your eyes, your mouth, / they shake jointly / while i drown them on porcelain and let the drain choke on their skeletons. / i’ve come to think of it as an art. / the drowning of you, i mean. / 

my fingers crumple and pull and wrench and hinge and scratch / at black strands twisting into a counterfeit print of your breath / i wipe it all away with my palms / (your breathing, though fake, was fogging up my mirror) / and your mouth curls to the beat of my hair rearranging herself on the inside of my wrist. / 

your nose always sprawls on the tile longest, / and i would laugh at the sight of it if my lips weren’t pressed so tight together. / they don’t like the taste of salt, you see. /

last week i started drowning you with my teeth. / it’s easier this way. / i believe i’ve mastered the art, / and i rather think the taste of salt is growing on me. / now, my hair splits in the gaps of my teeth / as i rip it away with a vengeance. / you, darling, won’t ever have to hear it. /

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6 Comments
  • Nyla

    Wow! This was so vivid and I could see it all so clearly! This was my favourite line because it was just so descriptive, "while I drown them on porcelain and let the drain choke on their skeletons." Like wow! And "freckled tile"! How did you do that? Just amazing!


    6 months ago
  • V-Rose

    Here's a new chapter (FINALLY!) for Death's Tales!
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/202461/version/414370


    11 months ago
  • V-Rose

    Here's a link to Death's Tales! CHAPTER TWENTY!!
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/198172/version/404084


    11 months ago
  • V-Rose

    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/194271/version/394605
    Chapter 19 of Death's Tales.


    12 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Re: Thank you! :)


    12 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    I would love to spend a day wandering through the creative parts of your mind to learn how you come up with incredible lines like "i watch till it’s time for me to take you and your smirk to the sink", "(your breathing, though fake, was fogging up my mirror)", and "last week i started drowning you with my teeth. / it’s easier this way."


    12 months ago