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a planet rising darkly is a mirror in reverse



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Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:56 am
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Sachiko says...



Hoooo boy let's see how this goes this year. new drinking game: take a shot (of WATER) every time Sachi uses too much religious imagery or mentions cathedrals
"Funniest Member -- Sachiko. Secretly the devil. Do not engage. I repeat, do not engage." -- Iggy

"Behold ye babes of grammar: the goddess Sachiko. She does what she wants." -- Lauren2010
  





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Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:08 pm
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here we
are again, the
cusp of something
bowing at the edge
of the earth. can
you hear the crows? they
are singing a song of
warning; the heart
beating in
your chest is
no longer a
possession you can claim.
(blood is not a war cry, and i
read it in the stars that
the troops are
coming home. light a
candle for every card
i find--the fool is only
a fool if he
keeps his
eyes on the ground.)
"Funniest Member -- Sachiko. Secretly the devil. Do not engage. I repeat, do not engage." -- Iggy

"Behold ye babes of grammar: the goddess Sachiko. She does what she wants." -- Lauren2010
  





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Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:37 pm
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i woke up in
the dark between
the silence and
your body, pressed
into cracks from
an earthquake due
next week. my throat
is dry from swallowing
stars we passed
from hand to hand. there is
something comforting about
the word sin,
heretic,
blasphemy (creatures of
carnality rising
up from the ground, tasting
like something divine for
which i have
no name. can you
teach me how
you survive on
naked flesh?)

here lies in
my hands a map. X
marks every spot except
the one i need. my bones
know the road
better than i do. my gps
has left to go home. (turn left
at the first opportunity. they
will not
find you
there.)
"Funniest Member -- Sachiko. Secretly the devil. Do not engage. I repeat, do not engage." -- Iggy

"Behold ye babes of grammar: the goddess Sachiko. She does what she wants." -- Lauren2010
  





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Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:44 am
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is this
working? quiet
now; in the dark
is the scheming, glass
cold against my
mouth in a
method best
described as
'personal catastrophe, simmered', dripping
into my
mason jar
heart. is this working? is
this working still? I have
run out of mathematical
equations to guestimate
how often
to refill. is this working?
(quiet now; in the
dark is the drowning.)
(is this working?) (quiet now. hush. in
the dark comes the blooming. the triumvirate
unleashed)

(i am become myself, the
creator of all
my own
grace)

(

is this
working? is
this working? is
this wo
"Funniest Member -- Sachiko. Secretly the devil. Do not engage. I repeat, do not engage." -- Iggy

"Behold ye babes of grammar: the goddess Sachiko. She does what she wants." -- Lauren2010
  





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Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:41 am
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open your
hands, love. i
will show you how
i met the wolves
when you weren't home.
their mouths are made of lace and
stone
and i have taught them to drink
from my bones. can't
you hear us in the night? it
is the sound of my profane heart
howling. (we will wait
up for each other
to come back, to
wipe our
paws on white
sheets, and
curl up inside
closed palms.)

it is
so hard to unlearn
being a wild
thing, once
you know how
much easier it is
to breathe.
"Funniest Member -- Sachiko. Secretly the devil. Do not engage. I repeat, do not engage." -- Iggy

"Behold ye babes of grammar: the goddess Sachiko. She does what she wants." -- Lauren2010
  





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Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:24 pm
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tonight i am
crawling backwards into
myself. leave me
here in the unmaking
of my own divinity. i
will come
back when
i can feel
life
humming against
my thumbs.
"Funniest Member -- Sachiko. Secretly the devil. Do not engage. I repeat, do not engage." -- Iggy

"Behold ye babes of grammar: the goddess Sachiko. She does what she wants." -- Lauren2010
  





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Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:37 pm
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Tenyo says...



I don't think you could ever have too much religious imagery, it's always pretty when you write it. I love the wolves with the mouths of lace and stone. And the unmaking of divinity and the feeling of life humming, it's so good!
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in this house i
have made, there
are only hallways that
lead to you. i have
turned your
bones into a
museum, a testament to
the living breathing miracle
that was your
downfall.

precious thing; in this
house there is
only me--a house
held shrine un-bowing and
luxuriant. lay
your cheek upon my
wooden floors and
feel the years i
have shed there. (the
heating is always set to
sixty-five, and the
windows on the second floor
won't open past an inch. the kitchen
table is ringed with saturn. find
me here at
three AM, spreading tarot
cards for my girlhood self: in this
i am my own god.)

in this house i have
made, i will
teach the dawn to
break as
easily as you did.
"Funniest Member -- Sachiko. Secretly the devil. Do not engage. I repeat, do not engage." -- Iggy

"Behold ye babes of grammar: the goddess Sachiko. She does what she wants." -- Lauren2010
  





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Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:48 am
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i'm sleepless in
between the
flowers blooming
across my teeth.
"Funniest Member -- Sachiko. Secretly the devil. Do not engage. I repeat, do not engage." -- Iggy

"Behold ye babes of grammar: the goddess Sachiko. She does what she wants." -- Lauren2010
  





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Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:27 am
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i have
spoken with
the
road and have
been informed this
is where
we all end up in
the end. living
in castles made
of nowhere,
reigning rooms
empty of
everything except yesterday's
saints. mea culpa, they
tell me, is
no longer in vogue; these
days only revelry
will cure
your sins. carve
yourself a
shrine and
be witness to
your first
communion. (it
will taste like smoke
but go down
like honey. your
name is
the loveliest
thing in the room, and
to it i would pray
a thousand tiny deaths and
succumb to a thousand bloody tithes. (i
should have
listened to michael
when he warned me
i would
find friends in low
and holy places. the
lowest place i have been is
between your
thighs. the holiest
place is
the wide-as-breath spaces
between your hand
on my throat, and
my skin burning
away. i am
a cathedral. i am
yours. destroy me
with my name and
bury
me in saturn's
rings.)
"Funniest Member -- Sachiko. Secretly the devil. Do not engage. I repeat, do not engage." -- Iggy

"Behold ye babes of grammar: the goddess Sachiko. She does what she wants." -- Lauren2010
  





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Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:03 am
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in the midst
of these dark
unopened hours i
have more depths
than cathedrals. whisper
to my fingertips everything
you should have
told your mother on the
first day of school (I am
more than shapes
and consequences. i am
a heart, beating,
blindly against
myself).

open my
ribs and carve
on them the hymns you
learned on your
knees, calling
out to something
holy and
not meant for you (isn't
that what you felt
every time
you set foot on hallowed
earth? usurper,
deceiver. these
pews will
cut you
down).

the question
never is 'do
you believe in god?' but
'does god believe in you'?
"Funniest Member -- Sachiko. Secretly the devil. Do not engage. I repeat, do not engage." -- Iggy

"Behold ye babes of grammar: the goddess Sachiko. She does what she wants." -- Lauren2010
  





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Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:36 am
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at the
bottom of these
dark and
broken hours
i have learned
my own
true name and
the way it
does not
fit in your
palms. absolve me,
mother, for i
know all that i
have done, and
sometimes
the only
way to
free something
is to destroy
it.
"Funniest Member -- Sachiko. Secretly the devil. Do not engage. I repeat, do not engage." -- Iggy

"Behold ye babes of grammar: the goddess Sachiko. She does what she wants." -- Lauren2010
  





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Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:40 am
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o radiance,
build me
a sign fit
for the person
i will become. my
hands cannot
unbreak themselves.

my saddest love is
a storm
called mercy.
"Funniest Member -- Sachiko. Secretly the devil. Do not engage. I repeat, do not engage." -- Iggy

"Behold ye babes of grammar: the goddess Sachiko. She does what she wants." -- Lauren2010
  





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Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:30 pm
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Cadi says...



Hey if I have to do shots of water every time you use religious imagery, at least I'll be nicely hydrated by the end of the month :D

Seriously, though, I am enjoying these, as ever. A couple of my favourite snippets:

open my
ribs and carve
on them the hymns you
learned on your
knees, calling
out to something
holy and
not meant for you [...]


[...] i
will come
back when
i can feel
life
humming against
my thumbs.

(Also from this poem "crawling backwards into myself" is a weirdly relatable feeling.)
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Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:23 am
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Sachiko says...



someday i
will remember what it
is like to hold all
of myself in
my own two hands; speak
softly to me now, my
ears are hallowed
ground.
"Funniest Member -- Sachiko. Secretly the devil. Do not engage. I repeat, do not engage." -- Iggy

"Behold ye babes of grammar: the goddess Sachiko. She does what she wants." -- Lauren2010
  








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