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rainandsonder

United States

writing/drawing/music

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"if you punish a person for dreaming their dreams / don't expect them to thank or forgive you,” -the mountain goats

“everything's in order in a black hole / nothing seems as pretty as the past though,” - the arctic monkeys

lowercase is intentional.

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rainandsonder (United States) published:

i'm having a contest! #r&scontest

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i feel like the user-hosted contests thing has died out by now, but i missed the trend, so here i am. i'm going to leave a fairly long comment on every piece that's going to be entered, and there will be three winners and a couple of honorable mentions if i see fit. also, i'm going to republish this a lot so lots of people can see it, so if you keep seeing it on the dashboard and it's annoying...

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rainandsonder (United States) liked Review Bomb II by Araw (Australia)

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rainandsonder (United States) published:

numbers in my palms & solving for x in a therapist's office

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i've got numbers carved into my palms:
89%s and 25/28s and ALMOST
but NOT
but ALMOSTs,
and they stare out from chipping scars,
red with blood and tarnished with time
and cut with red ballpoint pen.
they stare from tear-streaked bathroom stalls and
under eyelashes wet with fear
(with tilting floors and blurry jeers and how why how)
and tucked between insomnia-crumpled sheets.
they taste like

  • fluorescent lights and
  • sweat dripping down a tightly-gripped pencil and
  • the lifelessness of it...
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rainandsonder (United States) published:

the arsonist's hymn, the matchstick's command

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ashy dust settles in the grooves of quick fingers;
the sun crouches behind seared trees, it lingers
like a frightened child, and the smoke above

floats like charred feathers of a hapless dove.
my world tilts as it burns, scorches the grass
and the ruins sing that naught is built to last;

so i cross soot-soaked fingers, cross my seething heart
and plead the jury for the chance to restart.
but the matchstick again leaks into bloodied hands,

and with...

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rainandsonder (United States) published:

melopoeia + phobia + snapped strings

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MELOPHOBIA: the  f e a r  of music. bass guitar
with snapped strings hung in a dusty garage,
a summer bleeding out into fall, flannel jackets &
an abandoned sketchbook on a school bench.

> spiders in my head, spiders in my mind <

chilled nights tilting & witching hours beaten. family
reunions. reunions with monsters
under the bed. reunions with monsters
across the street. voices
of a house party you're supposed to be at
drifting through the door
on...

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4 days ago

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rainandsonder (United States) published:

i've been standing with a doomsday sign so long, i have to be right eventually

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it's absurdist, it's abstract, it's the end of the world and the sun in my eyes like sweet, bleeding papaya:
it's the way the sea grasps loose bolts with clenched claws and pulls them to a sickly salt demise,
or how a stomach shrivels, veins pop, how chronically loose fingers drag cobweb hair from a rough scalp,
and stapled houses with praying roofs collide, and it's the end of the world all over again;
hollowed eye sockets and sizzling power...

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4 days ago

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rainandsonder (United States) reviewed:

Escaping Addiction

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excellent work! this piece really is well-written and meaningful, and i hope it didn't seem like i was being too harsh with this review. i adored how you created and characterized our protagonists, and how you fleshed out a full...

4 days ago

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rainandsonder (United States) liked --Coming Out As Trans-- by Alix Ravyn (Australia)

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rainandsonder (United States) liked My Throne #r&scontest by V-Rose (United States)

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