M.B.

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

"To see the world, things dangerous to come, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life."

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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Seventeen-year-old girl nursing a deep adoration of classical literature, world mythologies, and world history. Devoted to languages, coffee, house plants, and vikings. Hoping to make a mark on the world.

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M.B. (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)() published:

A Story Stranger Than All My Dreams

PROMPT: Year by Year

Year One: I have become
     a foam-speck on the sea, dust caught beneath the sun.
     My mother's lost - she's barely twenty -
     and my father's quit university.
     I think they're smiling, but I'm still blind,
     and I don't know yet if I've broken their lives.

Year Two: I am still new
     and I am growing, still staying true.
     We've found a home - it's small,...

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M.B. (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)() published:

Jack-O-Lanterns

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Televisions talk too much.

So I turn mine off instead and lean back into silence
in a blue world - blue duvet, blue walls, blue lights -
let the mattress muffle the cars outside
and the neighbours stood in the threshold
of street and home,
smoking cigarettes,
blunt beads of ember in the twilight.

Televisions talk too much
so I listen to fifty radios instead,
satellites colliding and aligning
alien planets in the pink sphere above.
Fifty bursts of sound...

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M.B. (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)() liked How Long a Sister's Love Lasts by Sophia DuBose (United States of America)()

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M.B. (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)() published:

Moon-Hearted

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Today, he hangs his shirt to dry before the moon,
testing the cotton for something new
(something lupine, incandescent).
The sun coaxes
his skin into pocked blisters and white lines;
the moon whispers kindly
of laughter
and of love.

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over 1 year ago

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M.B. (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)() published:

Black Paper

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I know what you did in July
when the sun singed your senses away
and you burned everything,
paper cups and paper planes
made ash
before, quietly, you slipped into nothing
and left me alone with the confetti.

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over 1 year ago

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M.B. (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)() published:

Their Saviour Is Dead

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They mix wine and water,
impatient for a miracle that isn’t coming
but was promised to them decades ago
in an age of assembly choirs, plastic lunch boxes and milk stains on jumpers.
They plough on until they scream
for salvation,
found in archaic pages rendered meaningless
by bullet shells and gun smoke.
Their saviour is dead.
They killed him with paper gold and greed.

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over 1 year ago

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M.B. (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)() published:

I Pray

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Gods are tongues,
thick and slobbering and obscene, flesh-coloured, preachers
(whose words I never cared for)
of recessive thoughts and temptations.
I am not a God.
I bite down, I choke on prayer, I bleed
into my quivering bones,
unholy and mute.

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