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River Song

United States

call me river // seventeen // lover of lowercase letters, science, poetry, and semicolons // inside, we are all made of stardust.

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never be afraid to experiment.

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River Song (United States) published:

​Wooden Sky

PROMPT: Zoom Out

My legs are stuck together from the sticky heat filtering in through the windows, and my hands are holding onto the bench in front of me, creased from the pressure. Next to me, Momma's heels tap the ground repeatedly, nervous pitter-patter, background noise.
 
Daddy's on the stand, now, his voice rough and hoarse. He speaks carefully, but the pauses don't change the color of his skin or the undertones of his voice. As he speaks, it feels like the...

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River Song (United States) published:

The New Colossus

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2017

This is what terror looks like.
 
It is—
bodies washing up on the shoreline,
seawater that tastes like copper,
tinted red with the blood of the sunken.
lungs struggling to breathe
beneath the waves.
 
It is—
a red sky, lit on fire,
flames turning homes to ash.
ghosts roaming the cities,
ethereal, their screams echoing
through the silence of death.
 
It is—
bombs raining from the sky like water.
saying we are here to protect,
but letting...

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River Song (United States) published:

red, white and blue

FREE WRITING

red
let liberty’s torch light the sky
on fire, crimson blood touch the horizon.
it is the only color they will see,
dripping among the ashes and
dancing with the flames.
we all share the same sky, you know.
 
white
flags of surrender fly from their bodies.
their homes have been turned to rubble,
stones cracking beneath their feet
as the ghosts plead with them—
leave, they say, pale and trembling.
hear our screams.
 
blue
the...

over 2 years ago

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River Song (United States) published:

mother to child

FREE WRITING

there is a blank space inside my soul
from when you inhabited it,
all elbows and knees and soft edges
pressing into the side of my stomach
and I miss the way your palms felt
against my skin, small hands that I used to grab
as we ran across the sky together,
laid down in the grass and watched
the ladybugs crawl down our wrists
and the stars dance together in the night sky.
I remember lazy summer days when...

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almost 3 years ago

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River Song (United States) published:

The Immortal's Diary

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i.
when you’re immortal, you don’t know how to live. around you, people’s faces turn into mountain ranges, cheeks sucked in and eyes bulging out, but yours does not. your life does not have a sense of urgency to it; you have forever to do everything. life gets boring after a while.
 
ii.
you already know what’s going to happen to everyone: they’ll die. a moment for you is a lifetime for them, and every time you try and...

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almost 3 years ago

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River Song (United States) published:

Memento Mori

PROMPT: One Sentence Story

The innards of this city are filthy, disgusting, and I can see the darkness oozing out of every pore, eating up the light--I can see the bloodstains on the sidewalk, seeping into my skin, dusty flyers and boarded-up-windows made of filth and dirt--and all I want is to cleanse myself of this mess, to abandon it forever, but I can't; I'm stuck here, among the fragments of memories that other people forgot long ago.

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