naomi ling

United States

est. 6/14/20

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naomi ling (United States) published:

surrealism

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cruel is the master that chains poets with brittle rope
tell me lies, i’ll frame it on my wall with plaster; 
i think i like the way they look in your scrawl 
but midnight reflections whisper otherwise in my ear.

do you remember when art was freeform? 
(of course you don’t. structured is the life of a poet.) 
tell me why we can’t dip fingers in wine
and call it mutiny, or lick Eve’s tempestuous apple
to behold a sin....

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naomi ling (United States) published:

melancholy is our medicine

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midnight finds me splayed on a corkscrew mattress with dusty frame
and i find myself collecting dust with fingers to confront reality 
at the bedside, golden ichor oozes out of a sputtering radio (frank-sinatra-style)
and i long to lick it with sweaty palms 

suffocating blankets swipe at my legs with mothball claws 
and i seek musty pillows for hollow comfort
they tell me all about you, and of course i listen
after all, what good does fools' company do? 

somewhere behind...

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naomi ling (United States) published:

hell is your sanctuary

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funny how quickly hell can replace innocence and ichor in your eyes / 

grit your teeth, gnaw shredded lip, flesh out your temples with a golden spoon / that’s what you were born with, right, babe? clenched between soft, fleshy pink gums, between country club passes and trophy wives / entertain me: does privilege kneel at your knees just as others did for their masters? / do those baby blues capture adoration just as Eve captured a lick of sin?...

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naomi ling (United States) published:

prune your cynicism with shears

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yesterday as i scratched the bitterness out of my eyelids i met a mirage of you 
and i think i found him more charming 
he told me he loved my wit (not my body) and my mind (not my face) 
and maybe it would be better if i stopped rubbing my knees
with ash and sandpaper all the damn time

he took me to sunday tea, and he handled me like porcelain
you're fine china; babe, did you know that? ...

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naomi ling (United States) published:

q&a answers! | #askthewriter

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a few ago i posted a thank-you and q&a for 50, and i received so many lovely questions! here's my attempt to wade thru them all and also give mini shout-outs to everyone who asked. also i'm not funny, but i try. *finger dragon dances* 

mia_:) (such a sweetheart, go check her out!) 
what is your take on love at first sight? never been in a relationship before, so i don't know much abt love. (although i suppose you can...

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