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The ribbon binding our cervical ribs together
is resolved fire and
quantum mechanics wrapped in beat-one-egg-until-fluffy.

Cut your teeth on my frightened way of life,
point fingers at the spiders in my closet,
let
this
be.

I told you
together we could divide the universe by zero
and find the answer in the rubble.
But I was too delirious
to write down the name on my night-stand,
so I might have been wrong.

Forewarning was rolled off my shoulders
and picked up by the orphans
who wanted to have a life,
and yesterday I found
why I must listen.

Her eyes
are no more entrancing than my sighs, you said.
The sway of her fiending lusts
held no ground, you said.
But I told you poets never find
anything.

Strangers tell me I should eat more,
the world is not nearly as revolting as I write it;
he
will
come
back.

I told you the sun would swallow us up one day
and you asked
what became of my opium laced assumptions.
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Purple-Freak9 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Student Writer
This is amazing: I love it :D
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Tohroe Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Thanks so much! :)
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:icontohroe:
Tohroe Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Thanks so much! :)
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Ranubis Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
'but I told you poets never find
anything.'

I really like that.
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:icontohroe:
Tohroe Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
I'm glad.
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sasorisgirl3 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
<3
This is beautiful.
I can't exactly say I know the meaning of what this piece details, but I can tell that it's beautiful.
:love:
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:icontohroe:
Tohroe Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
So the blind man stared at David's imitation, and declared it beautiful.
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:iconsasorisgirl3:
sasorisgirl3 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Ah, alright. :)
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MuertoMushroom Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010   Writer
I enjoyed this immensely, all the language oh my! and the structure, AND that penultimate stanza. :+fav:
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Tohroe Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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