rainandsonder

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

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"Sleep heavily and know that I am here with you. The past is gone, and cannot harm you anymore. And while the future is fast coming for you, it always flinches first, and settles in as the gentle present. This now, this us, we can cope with that. We can do this together you and I." - Welcome to Night Vale

lowercase is intentional.

i like:
- fiction podcasts (welcome to night vale, wolf 359, the magnus archives)
- indie/alternative music (always open to recs!)
- comedy & mystery shows
- existential poetry (mary oliver, richard siken, anne carson, ocean vuong)

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

everyone should read the article "i know what you think of me" by tim kreider

another empty package with a shiny label

January 1, 2019

PROMPT: 2019

11
i used to throw the door open
at exactly midnight,
the moment of the ball drop,
to breathe in the new year.
how strange that
the air of one year
and the air of another
taste the same to me,
but despite that:

i hope that the guitar-string ruts
in my fingers finally do me good.
i hope that i find all the puzzle pieces,
and if they don't fit,
that i can make my own.
i hope that people stop
seeing the snake around my neck
as a fashion choice.
i hope for music festivals
and old books
and honey that doesn't taste like medicine,
and teeth that feel like my own,
and sourflowers,
and---

but i may as well wish for
a world that doesn't sound like
eyes and neon lights.
and is new year anything
but just another day?
is there really any difference
between the seconds before
and the seconds after midnight?  
I'm too cynical, I know, but really, isn't January 1st just an arbitrary day that we decided was important and the start of Something New for no reason? And I know that this poem isn't exactly the point of this prompt, but I hope you still managed to enjoy it. Thoughts? 

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  • paperbird

    ditto what @luna said


    over 1 year ago
  • Luna Lemon

    This poem was so well done! I loved the lines, "the air of one year / and the air of another / taste the same to me". That's a really creative way to put how really not much changes from the change to one year to the next and how it's just a construct by us. But then, I love how you balance that statement out by going through your hopes in the next stanzas while still keeping a bit of a skeptical tone. And then wrapping it up in the third stanza by repeating the first in a new light after going through your hopes.
    This was wonderfully thought out and as always from you, so well written. Awesome job and keep writing:)


    over 1 year ago