N.

United States

i've never been one for theatrics, and yet...

september 2018 - august 2020

if i can't escape my fate, then i will make myself a story

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nolite te bastardes carborundorum

ave atque vale

"look like th’ innocent flower,/ but be the serpent under ‘t."
-william shakespeare, macbeth

pfp by yours truly and the quality sucks :(

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N. (United States) published:

martin luther's grievances, act iv

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/candle, snuffed/

i’m standing in the ashes of a woman with
ambition; you know i used to be on fire, 
but i’ve faded away;
(and only the good girls rise from dust).
and if the sun was blotted from the sky,
that’d be counterproductive but fuck it because
i’d finally see the world painted black.
i’ve trusted lies and i’ve trusted life,
but darling, would the tides think twice about
dashing you against a rocky shore?
if i...

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N. (United States) published:

martin luther's grievances, act iii

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/broken plates don't wash/
tw: strong theme of mental health topics, strong descriptions of mental health-related problems

i wanted to write an essay about mental health to shed light on an important topic that has been long censored and hidden in the media. but i couldn’t. so i’ll tell you a story instead. 

chemical imbalance; i never thought of myself as
an equation i’d solve in class, but isn’t that what it is?
a flaw in the syntax,...

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martin luther's grievances, act ii

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/for the love of corruption/

    Power struggles are an all-too-common trope in literature, evident in many of William Shakespeare’s works. In the play Macbeth, the tragic title hero let his jealousy-riddled ambition get the best of him as he committed countless crimes to hold his position as a king of Scotland. Macbeth’s fragile self-esteem was first played on by wicked-hearted Lady Macbeth, who noted that while her husband was ambitious, he was “without the illness that...

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N. (United States) published:

martin luther's grievances, act i

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/anatomy of a breakdown/

oyster crackers and soup stare me down
and i feel sick again, but my stomach turns from
ichor-stained words, vile thoughts embedded
like eggshells in grey matter. 

you’re right, ma’am: i hold onto the past and
i hate the way it hurts, i cling to discomfort like
a leaf too stubborn to plunge, but hey, 
anger is an emotion, too (and i need its false hope)

god, i’m so toxic, caustic, i’m the 
hydrochloric acid...

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