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EAurora

United Kingdom

• the true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words •

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EAurora (United Kingdom) published:

​How to end a bad day

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Step 1) stroke a cat. this is always your
first port of call. cry into their fur if you like:
they won't mind so long as you feed them
afterwards. tell them all the things
no one else can possibly understand and
hope they stay on your lap long enough
to hear you out. if all else fails, Google
'cat videos' and sob into your laptop.

Step 2) take a shower. watch the water
split across your shoulders, splay at...

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EAurora (United Kingdom) published:

Vow

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On a sunny day, all those years ago,
they went South for the weekend to

watch the sun swing across the amber
sky and the waves stroke the shoreline

with all the tenderness of a lover's touch.
New love burning in the pits of their

stomachs, they laced their fingers together
and marvelled at a single lark streaking

into song before them, struck by the
simple majesty of this tiny thing and its

wild, vibrant refrain. Years later, she would ...

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7 days ago

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EAurora (United Kingdom) published:

darling

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darling, you are so tired, so endlessly overwhelmed
with all the cries and questions and lies dressed up
as answers. you are so assaulted by life
sometimes, so confused by the vast skies and
possibilities, the disguises you are meant to wear
and understand but which every day seem to slip
through your hands. you want more knowledge
than you can carry, more choices than you can
choose, more years than you can have.

darling, you are so sick of...

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15 days ago

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EAurora (United Kingdom) published:

reflection

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she was polished and pure, preserved
in stiff silk standards and the glittering
tip of the iceberg; he was messy and loud,

swollen with long nights of poetry and
laughter and arguments with strange men
whose names poured from burning lips

like a tarantella. their hands struck together
with careless ease and he looked at her for
the first time, seeing himself curled into the

pale bud of her lips and the glittering promise
of her grey eyes. and they...

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21 days ago

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EAurora (United Kingdom) liked assorted notes on recovery by ethereal.otherworldly (Spain)

22 days ago

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EAurora (United Kingdom) published:

mother

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she gathers my hair onto her lap and
swirls it in rivulets about my face, moulding
her soft hands into my unruly curls and untangling
the fears that knot my mind into silence.

my words spill into the air and curve over
her gentle form, tying us together with all
the things i wasn't going to tell her: the exam
i failed, the friendship i still don't understand

how i lost, the rejection letter i stuffed
under my pillow. i...

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25 days ago

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EAurora (United Kingdom) published:

That morning

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That morning, gold leaks into
her window and pours like silk
across her aching eyelids. That morning,
she wakes and basks in the caress of
a fresh day, steps out into an age of
glint and green and throws the white sheets
of her arms towards the atmosphere.

That morning, she paints her darkness in
vivid colours across the sky, watches smoke
seep from chapped lips and swirl into mist,
banished to another subconscious;
it couldn't belong to her, not...

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29 days ago

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EAurora (United Kingdom) published:

kiln

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

fifteen years old, school bag bending
her back, she watches her childhood
burn. the storm-eyed bears and
rounded, plump-cheeked girls, tumbling
from regiment to ruin in the blackened
echoes of her fantasy.
the patent leather shoes are swallowed next,
the photographs and paintings, the
pinecones rising forgotten from the sand
of some holidayed beach and screaming, a
descant to the raw heat that can only be
preparing to take her too.

letters spread their wings from a table
that folds...

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about 1 month ago

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EAurora (United Kingdom) published:

Heartland

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I have lived in Kenya and Morocco:
Traced the Amazon to its source and felt the breath
Of Aurora on my neck.
I've pulled pints in Bangkok, danced with strangers on
The Californian coast and sifted through a flurry of faces
On the shores of the Rhine.

I have lost my mind and gained another,
Held the world in a single palm and
Watched all I own tumble from my grasp as
The decades fold around me like snow.
I...

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about 1 month ago

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EAurora (United Kingdom) published:

1.59am

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1.59am ticks over
as always
to 2am tears,
watching me from the windowsill
with glinting eyes:
you stride in
and usher a circus
through my gaping blinds

the clown comes first,
stumbling about my head
in all the colours of my foolishness:
a dozen falls
a misunderstood situation
17 years of clumsiness

the dancer follows,
spinning ribbons of
late night love affairs
distant strips of golden sand
the fairy tales i haven't quite
made true

then the juggler,
tossing books...

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about 1 month ago