hmkeselman

United States

beyond high strung. combat boots and stars in my eyes.
gryffindor. overly sarcastic.

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hmkeselman (United States) published:

being clear

PROMPT: Love After Love

Someday, I say to myself, 
As I swallow pills that paint my anxiety silver
I will not need the constant approval of my own mind
To convince me that I am someone worth knowing.

When that day comes, I will take that bottle 
Of inky squids blacking out the predators of silence and tranquility
And I will take them into the backyard and bury them

I will bury them so deep next to the sunflowers that arch their heads to...

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9 months ago

hmkeselman (United States) published:

yellow

PROMPT: Open Prompt

    When the sunflowers came, they came quickly. They grew in rapid profusion, despite the still defrosting winter. Goldenrod drops pushed through cracks in the sidewalk, stems rising from concrete into the sky. The flowers grew like weeds, swallowing nutrients and space the way someone might gasp for air after nearly drowning. No one knew how or why the sunflowers had arrived, but the honey drizzled petals and stocky bodies seemed a constant fixture in the village. It was as if...

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12 months ago

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hmkeselman (United States) published:

let the ocean

PROMPT: Water Body

Follow the darkness, follow the shimmer of relfected light
That carries dreamers and sailors into the night
Fall with the sinners and the shipwrecks
Dragged into the depths 
Swim with the pooling silver beneath the moon
Coat your skin in the waves metallic, melodious, tune
Let the ocean course through your veins
Seep through your eyes, releasing pain
Let the ocean fill your lungs
Spoken summers sit sweetly on tongues
Let the ocean crash and divide
The head and heart...

about 1 year ago

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hmkeselman (United States) published:

you speak like constellations

PROMPT: Universal Knowledge

to gaze upon the stars is to speak love poems to the night

about 1 year ago

hmkeselman (United States) published:

waning love

PROMPT: Lunar Phrases

1. And in the beginning there was darkness/for I did not know you

2. Interrupted by the shattering of glass, shards thrown among the universe/yet there was a sliver of hope once I did

3. There was one piece, round yet jagged, halfway into the sunlight/I was halfway there to falling, for you and for heartbreak

4. It's shadow danced across the sky, creating an almost perfect circle. But not quite/I wish I hadn't let myself...

about 1 year ago

hmkeselman (United States) published:

let go

PROMPT: Song Writing Competition 2019

Verse 1:
Pour some gasoline in your glass
Drink it up cause it gets cold fast
Feel the fire in your veins
As it sets aflame
Your body now

I’ll stand and watch you burn burn burn
Oh honey we just never learn
The hollowness of broken love
As it rips apart
Our once whole hearts

Pre Chorus:
Oh oh oh
See the bridges we built
Oh oh oh 
All that blood, sweat, and guilt
Oh oh oh 
Set fire...
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over 1 year ago

hmkeselman (United States) published:

run parallel

PROMPT: Micro Memoir

There is this theory called the Parallel Universe Theory. It states that there are an infitite number of universes that run parallele to ours, where every choice you have made plays out slightly differently. I like to think about this in the moments where I am kicking myself for missing a question on a test, or say the wrong thing, or mess up a dance step. But my deepest secret is that I could not be happier to be in...

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over 1 year ago

hmkeselman (United States) published:

let the ocean

PROMPT: Water Body

Follow the darkness, follow the shimmer of relfected light
That carries dreamers and sailors into the night
Fall with the sinners and the shipwrecks
Dragged into the depths 
Swim with the pooling silver beneath the moon
Coat your skin in the waves metallic, melodious, tune
Let the ocean course through your veins
Seep through your eyes, releaing pain
Let the ocean fill your lungs
Spoken summers sit sweetly on tongues
Let the ocean crash and divide
The head and heart...

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over 1 year ago

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over 1 year ago

hmkeselman (United States) reviewed:

Words

FREE WRITING

Couple of grammatical errors, but good job!

over 1 year ago