Amphitrite

Australia

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" People don't always get what they deserve in this world."

"She felt she would weep, but mermaids cannot shed tears, so she suffered all the more."

" I lay still and endured, that is all."

"Logic is an enemy and truth is a menace."

"Hell is empty and all the devils are here."

"These violent delights have violent ends."

"Be still, for there is strange music"

"The song is loud and beautiful and I am so very afraid"

"It was no dream, but all a grim reality."

"Death is only the end if you assume the story is about you"

"You are beautiful when you do beautiful things."

"Alone with the dead! I dare not go out"

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Amphitrite (Australia) published:

The Rape Of Athena Parthenos

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Doric columns 
And a decorative frieze 
Carved from sacred mountain marble 
Purified for her 
Who remains a maiden
Glittering eyes leading victors into war
Owl perched on her outstretched hand 

Gradual neglect
Of her stone abode
Atop her city peaks
Has crumbled the façade 
But a rape is coming 
And she 
The patroness of war
Is defenceless 

Captors force her to her knees 
And degrade her 
Dressing her proud form in
Ill fitting heathen clothes
Parading her around as the...

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Amphitrite (Australia) published:

Shower Thoughts

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Drenching me in heat 
From head to toe 
Crown to navel 
A lover who never rests 

The life giver and life taker
Giver of rain and river
Taker of fire and ash
Who renews me beneath her tongue 

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5 months ago

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Amphitrite (Australia) published:

Dandelion

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I pluck her from the grass
In her wedding dress
Flowing and white as the sea foam
Venus herself rising from the ocean --
Then--
Thee blowing out of a candle 
Her dress flutters around her
Marilyn Monroe 
And slowly --
Like birds taking flight
Her dress is lost to the wind 

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Amphitrite (Australia) published:

salvation

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My messiah returns
A fever dream of feathers
Tall bony angel
Standing at the edge of my deathbed
Wings stretching behind him into oblivion
The darkness that advances
He is a singular point of light
Illuminated by his halo
Hair curling around the sun disk at his crown 
I fear that when he hovers over to me
A renaissance image of holiness and beauty
He will bring with him my salvation
A kiss
Lingering on my forehead but a moment  ...

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Amphitrite (Australia) published:

Birth

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I imagine the chest of an angel
Running my hands along its smooth 
And pale length 
Grabbing his wings in my hands
Greedy fistfuls of white downy feathers
So he can't fly away

I imagine his halo
A gleaming, warm light radiating 
Out from his intoxicating brown curls
And as I stare at that light 
Transfixed by its perfection
I believe it will lead to my salvation

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Amphitrite (Australia) published:

Cubicle Wisdom

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the wall is covered in scrawls
graffiti about 'shanaya', and mental health platitudes
dominating the peeling blue paint
black sharpie and scratchy ballpoint 
colonising the precious wall space
fighting for attention 

an 'owo' right at my eye line 
next to it a rendering of duo
at odds for my attention
i breathe in sporadic rhythms 
more like the changing tempo 
of a ballad than a steady pounding 
pop anthem 

salty tears form, and my eyes
now no longer framed by...

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Amphitrite (Australia) published:

Under The Blue Roof

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The days melt together
A Salvador Dali painting of time
Which hangs motionless 
On the walls of my perception

Grass grows as if the blades were worms
Squirming and writhing below 
Breaking through the moist barrier
Into the tepid air 

Inside the weather never changes
No rain waters the barren plants
Which wither within their individual pots
Their roots shrivelling like their leaves



 

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Amphitrite (Australia) published:

outgrown clothes

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a contradiction of our closeness 
a distance which pulls on my ribs 
and tugs at my lungs 
force in breath as I bite my tongue 
and blink back the tears as they rise
like floating boats on an empty ocean 
to the surface of my mind 

i was alone 
and in you I found a home 
but like a hermit crab outgrows his shell
it might be time to replace you
so why do I feel such pain at the...

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