naomi ling

United States

she/her
est. 6/14/20

Message to Readers

guess how old i am!

i missed y'all tt <3 tell me how you're doing

inspired tune: blue&grey by bts

elegy for the years (bday post!)

November 23, 2020

FREE WRITING

25
i pretend to be human for
years. sometimes i hold my breath,
wait for the body to skin
itself like taxidermy. of course, it
never arrives. a missed train. i wait for
a hand to slip out of its glove, for a
streetlight to take a knife to its
brilliance. why is it that we ignore
elegies until they become necessary?
the girl i love doesn’t speak for days
at a time, but rather in shades of blue.
she doesn’t see other colors. (i didn’t
understand.) to be human, i realize, is to
see in glasses that have yet to be made. 
 
the chartreuse skies choke themselves
in pollution: slowly, slowly. i part the
mouth like cartography, like an explorer, but
i don’t stake my claim. i call it anatomy.
she is my secret. i am her. we are the same girl,
sometimes: underneath light-filled
pollution, a city that mutes itself too late.
i want a forever that keeps its promises.
why can’t we just rewind over and over?
it is humbling, knowing you’re one in
a billion secrets.

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17 Comments
  • Anne Blackwood

    Re: Oh thank you. ^u^
    Wow. Mk then.


    1 day ago
  • BlueWolf

    This is amazing, breathtaking and absolutely gorgeous!!! You are so incredibly talented! Are you 16? Congrats, happy birthday!!!


    3 days ago
  • A Rose

    youve outdone yourself with this one. happy belated birthday, babe.


    3 days ago
  • SunV

    Yay! Love this! Happy Birthday!


    4 days ago
  • ava09

    love this piece (and the song :) ). hope you have the happiest birthday!!


    4 days ago
  • Just_A_Memory

    Happy happy birthday!!!


    4 days ago
  • mia_:)

    darlingdarlingdarlingdarling THIS IS STUNNING WHAT?? you already know how much i love you but you are just so kind and sweet and CRAZILY talented and i'm so honored to get to know you!! "i part the mouth like cartography, like an explorer, but i don’t stake my claim. i call it anatomy." gahhhhhhh STUNNING i wanna write like u bae <3


    4 days ago
  • chrysanthemums&ink

    you're turning eight


    4 days ago
  • abi's pov

    happy birthday! this absolutely stunning. you are incredibly talented <3


    4 days ago
  • rwong

    happy birthday!!! this is such a beautiful poem i mean absolutely gorgeous <3
    ummmmm i'm gonna get 16? i'm just taking a stab in the dark but anyway have a happy happy happy birthday!!! <3 <3 <3


    5 days ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    1 This is ridiculously, time-stoppingly stunning.
    2 Happy freaking birthday!
    2.5 Um are you 17? That would make sense since I seem to remember us being similar ages, but I don't think you're younger than me, even by a couple of months.


    5 days ago
  • that one rat from ratatouille

    okay first of all, we’re bday buddies!! and second i love blue & grey! and third this is amazing! i got chills o-o


    5 days ago
  • Paisley Blue

    Wow, this is absolutely stunning! Happy birthday!!! Goodness, how old are you... im gonna guess 16?
    I have to go read this piece q few more times, it is so beautiful <33


    5 days ago
  • sci-Fi

    this is gorgeous.

    Happy Birthday! I think you're 15..?


    5 days ago
  • Jasmine khawar

    This is such a piece of art *claps*

    And happy birthday <33 *muahh* XD
    I guess you're 15? Now


    5 days ago
  • crystalline•galaxies

    “the girl i love doesn’t speak for days/at a time,/but rather in shades of blue./she doesn’t see other colors. (i didn’t/understand.) to be human, i realize, is to/see in glasses that have yet to be made.”
    your descriptions and the way you relate things is stunning. happy birthday, and thanks for sharing this piece!


    5 days ago
  • R.j.Elsewhere

    This. This is very art of writing. Congrats, this piece is beyond gorgeous!


    5 days ago