Oscar_Locke

Australia

we are all ghosts,
here.

2

Oscar_Locke (Australia) published:

bad friends

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in the sand the sharpest of shells
and the waves claw
at the heels of the sky
the lavender fields
roadside, turn black 
bruise purple to ebony
and the iron
the pin pushed in eye
bleeding, a word on your thigh
slick, as gasoline
and the flame
the burn of cyanide
like cinnamon
the apple sliced
those fingers peeled
in two
the skin, hung to dry
the tears
the screams
like an old stain
bleached, then scrubbed 
crossing the edge...
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Oscar_Locke (Australia) liked plato diss track because he's elitist by Ruthh (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

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4

Oscar_Locke (Australia) published:

still life

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and somehow-

scars the shape of mine
in the rust of early morning mist

form their crowns and turn

faceless
the cars busy to bitumen

they remember

your letters
like ferns, roll

shuddering

scrape
that giant from the bark

the shadowed eucalypt

to the edge of sea
the waterlilies 

seamless, begin to stitch

a sense of missing
cursive and cautious

driveways and doorsteps

bus stops and traffic signs
tattooed to my lip

tasteless

hooking my eye
the shoulder of a...
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27 days ago

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about 1 month ago

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about 1 month ago

5

Oscar_Locke (Australia) published:

onslaught

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the trees 
like paperbacks
align their spines
and between ribs
branching
the hooded eyes
greet me
like gospel singers
the hollow pew
hosting lark, frogmouth
mayfly
in the midnight, dances
and in the dark my fingers
release the drip of time
spitting, hissing
like the dawn against the sky
i have no name
for their shapes
ghosts of ghosts of ghosts
my head pressed to jaw
they are made of marble
soft as mist
they sense 
only stillness
human weakness, ...
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about 1 month ago

4

Oscar_Locke (Australia) published:

over the black

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i watch my lifetimes
like a dewdrop throbbing 
on vein
i see the reflection of my gaze
in the sink
the bathroom tile
past the shadow of the door
the edge of living
my age
like light through the canopy
the carcass of childhood
sinks beneath the autumn leaves
into earth
like rain
i take my turn to breathe, between people
i try to look for my reflections
years stolen, thrown
by me, i have
the weather is the same  ...
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about 1 month ago

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Oscar_Locke (Australia) published:

hamadryad

PROMPT: A Trillion Trees


lonely
they wander, in fields of 
amber, milk
and marble skin 
sculpted by the sun
still
the hamadryad
in yew and mulberry
breathes, in root and rye
stumbling
the wind and leaves
bleed their mourning song
pheromone, low
the insects frenzy
and the larks and crows
rising
the hamadryad, the eater of the sun
hollows in his eyes
turns, grows
his shadows, his silhouette, her grove
the hamadryad
lonely
with his heart of wood and stone. 
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