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February 7


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Crust clings to skin, puckered edges spreading red
On elbows and knees, shouting out where you’ve been
Raised white lines across wrists indicate attempts
Salvation, damnation, maybe just blissful sleep

Fog rolls in your eyes, bees buzz in your head
You paint the world bright and colorful, sarcastically
Because all you’ve ever known was darkness
And you do like your primary colors to dream in

Walk down the street, head hung low, mumbling
Expecting nothing from the world, and getting it
Knives in your eyes and poison on your tongue
Born to be crucified; who am I to deny you?

Love does not conquer all, not the likes of us
Festering wound souls finding a moment’s solace
Before the wind howls our names again
I am you, you are me; together we are we

Briefly opening the coffin lid to daylight’s touch
You raise your head high for me, and indicate love
Clasping hands, we jump together into the maelstrom
Leaving two hearts carved on an aging tree
Chasing my muse... she may be gone for good.
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FollowinTheBlackBird Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I might as well give up and just fave it all and be done with it. :)
Bark Mar 28, 2014  Professional Writer
Hahaha, thanks Jon! :D
FollowinTheBlackBird Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, my good friend. You have no idea how much I appreciate you sharing your work. I'm writing again and I actually got up the nerve to submit work to the Williamsport Writers Club for possible publishing in their monthly news letter. I have no idea how well "Goddess Of Wasps" and "Good Night" will be received but what's the worst that can happen, they gouge out their eyes with a claw hammer?
TheLaughingDreamer Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Such a wonderful poem. Very well written. Good job, sir :)
Bark Mar 11, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank you very much! :)
So strong....:heart:
Wordeea Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
"And you do like your primary colors to dream in" love that line ... well love the whole thing. it grabbed me and i couldn't let go until the end... and what an ending. what an ending...

muses come and go ... she'll be back ... as herself or in another incarnation, but she'll be back
Bark Feb 11, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank you so very much.
Mishkin-Rayman Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I can relate to this. In a bad way... 

I'm a bastard asshole with colorful photos. 
Bark Feb 11, 2014  Professional Writer
Fuck, man, that's all we all are...
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