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Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:52 pm
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Sachiko says...



hey ho!

2019: a planet rising darkly is a mirror in reverse
2018: a conversation with shame at five in the morning
2017: a tarot spread for nonbelievers
2016: you have [1] new message
2015: boxes best left closed
"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 02, 2020 1:42 am
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are you certain this
is the story you want to
tell? the monarchy
is long reaching and
our lifespan is
numbered, three to
seven, with
the minute hand ticking
backwards. but
when she says, 'ascend', when she
asks, 'are you devoted', when she says,
'here is my death', will you
unhinge yourself for her taking?

the
queen of
salt and honey cursed
the ground we sleep on, yet
presents her crown, disassembled,
to find our future in its thorns. here
is the truth: it is the
same as it has
ever been, right
down to the dirt
under our
nails.

rise, we are begged, for
here is my
death, sweet and
soft as newborn sin.
"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 03, 2020 12:15 am
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i can feel
your palm, soft
against my heart. how did
you know this is what
i longed
for? tenderness to
reshape my insides into
something whose face
i can recognize. these
are the only eyes i
can't meet. but
your bones are
fairy lights, lighting
my way home in
the dark. how did
you know this is what i
longed for? a
lover, sweet and
calm like i could
never be, a skirt
pulled taut over
knees still rubbed
raw,, spiderwebs
in our hair. i still
think i am secretly
the devil, making
my home among abandoned
prayers. i said if
you asked nice, i would
spread myself thin
for you, inside my locked
cage of a heart and
no one else could break
me the way you did when
you said there was only
room for one tragedy in this play and
no one else
could wear that smile the
way i did.
(
how did you know
this is what i longed for?)
"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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Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:08 am
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i have prayed
'today is
the day' too
many times for it
not to be true.
"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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Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:10 am
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there is
a
thought here,
somewhere,
crammed between the
headboard and the space
around your knees. someday
there will be room for
the both of us.
"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 06, 2020 2:40 am
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today i draw
a sword through
the heart of the world. i
have missed
steel in my
hands, this reflection
of my one true self. there
is no justice, only
the devil in his tower, three
coins balanced
on his horns and it's
here that I ask, what is
knighthood if not a
promise made in
reverse? remember
my peace, four crows
tangled in the
bedsheets, each a choke
hold spilling
into a planet, a never-
ending sun. (do you
know what feathers
taste like? bones in
my mouth and on
your tongue,
sugarwax candy
sweet
enough to
sin in. together we
are death, the hermit,
the empress on her
throne. i see
the rosebuds in your eyes and
they can only be temperance, burning
me up inside.)
(if only i
were the king of swords,
ten blades at your
throat. but my legacy
is the fool, a wand in my
hand and a coin
in my palm, the ace of
cups drowning
me alive in
your love.)
"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 07, 2020 3:00 am
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sing me a
bed of roses, two crows
in among the thorns.
this is the life i
was meant to live, crushed
petals on my spine and a
lit match in my mouth. my
mother bore me in a
falling star, dressed
me in flames
before i could walk. my
childhood is a bloody heart
beating black, a hand
around my wrist, metacarpals
spelling out
the hanged man. oh to
be the fool,
careless and cerulean, a sapling
grown to dust. again i
hold a sword to
my crown, knight myself
to judgment, spread
myself thin between ten
cups all in a row.


("shhh,"
the moon says. "shhh,"
but there is no
comfort in a mirror.)
"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 08, 2020 12:22 am
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tonight in this
house, we are
quiet in our dread. every
lullaby sounds like wings
beating against a window
pane and
the only cure for
silence is to
live through it.
(we will watch
ourselves sleep, and
in the dreaming land
sing ourselves whole. swallow
me alive, princess, my
hands belong to
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 09, 2020 1:21 am
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ah,
here we are--
the softest
place to hide.
"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 10, 2020 2:03 am
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come here, girl
show me your battle wounds,
your feathers falling out. on
the back of your knees are
the ancient words for prayer
and destruction. on your spine
is the pathway home. bear
the earth on your
shoulders, because he
would drain you dry
to become king. come
here, girl, and
show me your battle wounds,
your feathers bleeding black.
you call yourself
crow, but
you bleed the blood of gods. come
here, girl, and
use your
wounds as guns. there's
a knife at your back and
a gun at your hip and
a sword in your hands. you
call yourself crow, the
carrion eater of something
divine, and you
bleed the blood of the universe,
holding you back, holding you dear,
holding you close, calling
you home.
"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 17, 2020 11:46 am
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Cadi says...



Sachiii my love~

I always like reading your poems. The long ones, where you weave images together into a beautiful painting, and the little ones, where you say something simple and let us feel the implications. I think the "softest place to hide" is my current favourite.

I hope you write more (but it's okay if you don't)! <3
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Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:35 pm
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there is not enough
strangeness to
compensate for my silence, an
empty gaping hole that should be filled
with glass castles and invitations to life. instead
all that is here is a key turning counterclockwise
on the way in, and ribcages
stuffed with lace. i forget the
way back and lost the way forward and
the only thing here between the two
of us is the never-ending thought,
the
wish without words.
"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 May 01, 2020 3:37 am
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Sachiko says...



this is the breakdown. everything you
wanted, a capslock paradise--tell me
what you want and I'll show you what
you'll never have, far
from everything you knew. what does
your heart sound like,
spoken like a crown? there is
blood in my mouth, strawberry sweet,
like your inner thigh pressed
against my hand. i'm lonely, you
said. i'm lonely.

this is the
burnout, a midnight calling. your name is
an island in my
love. nothing will haunt
us here. at night i hear
only the wolves. at night i
only hear
mars
blowing his horn.

(no
matter where you take me,
the water will always rise. My hands
will split in two, and your
ghosts will always be there to
welcome you home.)
"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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