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weeping
i'm in the ocean watching something move
perhaps alive; unconscious just the same
no more than wind can hope to be down here
the current takes my hand
i look away
it's quiet but deep voices travel far
the better to be heard by those who fear
a way is made to peace by whispers weird
i shouldn't trust my feet on deeper sands
than man has walked and lived to dream of it
light fades upon the coral and the stone
who spew their shade on bones their fathers carved
each grain of life surrounds uncommon flesh
still deeper things than this my hands have found
and touched the pitiless, but not by choice
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great again
roots torn up and tossed like winnowed grain
what's left survives against the screaming tide
still purity flows on through muddy vein
stumbling through the poison they abide
bereft of truth they know they are alone
the light calls out and for a time they hide
but man will come to know what man can own
his roots will dig in deep against the fall
when sisyphus begins to love the stone
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Literature
old breath
i've prepared myself to die
i've gathered all my coins
a veil of fog contains my cry
a dust has gathered in my loins
i've weakened in my elements
grown thin within my mind
naught remains my eye resents
but what my dreams designed
soon i'll find what knowing means
i'll settle where i lie
nothing heard and nothing seen
forgetting all but i
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Literature
mask
believe me
my pride rests
in deserts
crossed by feet
dreading each shadow
i raise
my glowing face
above that sea
and stain the light
each moment casts
on me
throat laid open
silence spilling free
a little curse
the weight of which
will sink us
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Literature
caught
flesh of my flesh
chained to a weight
of old feathers
caught by the pins
that hold your smile
in place
subtle
sublimely oppressed
effaced by the hands
you've been shaking
when a consequence
falls from the nest
then suddenly
collars are blessed
and my fever's
a storm-battered ship
afraid in the eye
of your grace
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immediate
this monster has a hold upon my wings
a time unfit for futures filled with song
unwhole, my body's caught up in the strings
i, fragrant, fall apart, my days yet long
flatter me, you black unfettered eyes
take hold of me until my breath is cold
scream at me your silent coughing lies
take part of me and test me while i'm old
the coward on my shoulder's growing bold
glutted on the fat of lesser kings
i pray this rusted hand release its hold
let sleep compel my eyes to stranger things
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gray sea
bear with me
cast your spell
as wrong as i am
all seems well
mountains away
as near as the sun
whisper
don't say
uncertain you've won
look back
through the fog
at the moment
you've gained
and smile
for the sinner
your glowing blood
stained
for the trees
you believe in
the fields
and movement
the silence
and stillness
their yet
unknown yields
listen my dear
hear what i can't say
i'm moonlight and darkness
you're life, breath, and day
and there might be a way
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victory
peace is creeping in
the endless combat
at long last
has ended
sleep
a stifled grin
your house half fallen
dice left uncast
a ship with no mast
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hel
old beyond aging
alive beyond time
you hold me close
fierce in your embrace
i love you
more than my own self
and far more
than the sea
your conquering kiss
an untamed storm
your furious gaze
a song to me
in whispers
your violence the fall
that lifts me up
a day spent dying
thirsting for your breast
i am absorbed
by the smoke of your anger
you bind the unbending
in you their vigor pales
as do i
as i lie
deep in you
a lasting pain
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Literature
something
i've got blood on my breath
and heavy hands
and i'm quiet and still
and filled with lies
less a man than ash
and far less than the dust
of my making
more alive than sight
fearfully wrought
but not for this
divide from me my hours
remove this piteous weight
law, my extent is a battleground
love, my substance a sea
fearful, so little before you
who knows what can be
who knows me
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apocalypse 16:3
my flesh holds the scent of betrayal
a weapon i hold in my hand
thin with the mark i've been made from
the ocean of me meets the sand
the lines of this bent aspiration
my last breath was too strange to bear
i'm held up with wet adulation
my mind's weaving too far to wear
a legacy passed on in footsteps
a future too fractured to see
the line of my path set before me
i know now i am who i'll be
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hale
you may wonder how
so weak a hand
could bear these
gifts to you
and you may linger
yet within the land
still and sweetly whole
yet hardly new
retreating 'neath the weight
of all i see
still inside my mind
my body still
i see the roots of you
an anchor lost
into the sea
where i would drown
in silent searching
for the crown
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no rain
if you looked inside me
you might see a heart
that never beats
the same way twice
older than i'll ever be
a cold and standing naked tree
leafless left to cover thee
through all thy branches
moonlight see
if you saw the depth of me
you might wonder how it came
that one who feels so distantly
could have a heart
who beats the same
a lion soft yet
never tame
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Literature
the first few seconds last forever
the face of morning hides behind
a future you may never find
the father holds his dying son
blood for sin, a battle won
pray to someday stand in peace
labored rest, you’re blessed to cease
these heavy knots of flesh untied
a voice that cracked, a heart that lied
sleep to fill the greatest depth
waking with the fear you kept
and i’m no body, more or less
the sum of all that i possess
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Literature
dryad
i've got dirt where
my heart used to be
not much but maybe
just barely enough
to plant a little seed
i'll lie back so
it doesn't grow bent
the little tree
that grows from me
unhindered in ascent
rooted in my stillness
reaching down and down
to drink a drying river
little leaves obscuring
sunlight though i'll never
blink again
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stride's width
deep in the stone
stands a river
as wide and as cold
as the dawn
whose course cuts
a line like a sliver
who opens the earth
like a yawn
down and down
to the places yet hidden
where nothing can breathe
but the black
yet thoughts and dreams
enter unbidden
knowing not what they have
what they lack
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i'm in the ocean watching something move
perhaps alive; unconscious just the same
no more than wind can hope to be down here
the current takes my hand
i look away

it's quiet but deep voices travel far
the better to be heard by those who fear
a way is made to peace by whispers weird
i shouldn't trust my feet on deeper sands
than man has walked and lived to dream of it

light fades upon the coral and the stone
who spew their shade on bones their fathers carved
each grain of life surrounds uncommon flesh
still deeper things than this my hands have found
and touched the pitiless, but not by choice
roots torn up and tossed like winnowed grain
what's left survives against the screaming tide
still purity flows on through muddy vein

stumbling through the poison they abide
bereft of truth they know they are alone
the light calls out and for a time they hide

but man will come to know what man can own
his roots will dig in deep against the fall
when sisyphus begins to love the stone
i'm just now getting to the 50 page mark (palatino, 12 pt., single-spaced) in my main document. slowly but steadily things are coming together. i guess i could have waited until november and done another nanowrimo post, but i've actually been on kind of a roll lately and i'm more excited about it than i care to admit. it's nice to know that even a dead body like me can still be pleased about something. i'm constantly bogged down by my own obsessive attention to detail, but i can honestly say i'm satisfied with the work i've done so far. 
  • Listening to: officium defunctorum - tomás luis de victoria
  • Reading: castle roogna - piers anthony
  • Watching: narcos season 2
  • Playing: pokemon go
  • Eating: goldfish
  • Drinking: grapefruit juice

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:iconrossi1994bs:
rossi1994bs Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
Happy birthday!
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SS116 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks
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Larathain Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
Happy birthday! May it be a day of perfect weather and joyful bliss! One you'll enjoy to often offer reminisce.
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Loftydreams101 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Student Writer
Thank you so much for the favorite! 
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:iconlarathain:
Larathain Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
You are very welcome for the watch and the llama! If you see my art, and enjoy what you perceive, mayhaps you'll offer me the favor of returning the watch! ^-^

P.S.

Though, I wonder why you felt the need to point out that we are different people. Were you trying to be rude on purpose?
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SS116 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
not at all. i just thought it was interesting that two very different people could have similar style. 
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:iconlarathain:
Larathain Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
How are we different?
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SS116 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
we have fundamentally different worldviews and you seem to be more emotionally expressive and open than i am. there are other differences of course, but those are the two main things i noticed
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hi want to be friends
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SS116 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
whatever for, darling?
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