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a conversation with shame at five in the morning



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Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:29 am
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bury
your wants to
the hilt. i will plant
four of my
ribs in the ground and
grow from them a new
stronghold. this sky will
swallow me
whole, un-lassoed and
re-moored. no one could have
told me my own ties
were strongest.

(to you i
Dedicate this
tithe; the first and
only.)
"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 14, 2018 8:51 pm
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Spoiler! :
grabbed and screwed around with a bunch of words from my prose wip


search the trees,
wait to see something that
isn't spiderleg branches
disappearing into the deepest black.

(The sun will rise soon. His
song keeps restarting,
over and over,
the same five seconds;
the same five seconds;
the same five seconds. salt
water is
the cleanest air
you'll find.)
"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 16, 2018 1:22 am
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dogrose petals and
salt and every third
word of the Lord’s prayer
are your best chance to
make it to dawn.
If you cut yourself while
cooking, stopper the
wound with roses and
sprinkle vinegar on
your doorstep.

The Sharp Ones cannot lie.
Trick them into revealing
their names and they will owe
you a service. (Do not, in turn, reveal
your name to them.)

If traveling by night, move
only in straight lines.
If you stray from
the path, turn your
socks inside out to free
yourself from glamour. If you were
not wearing socks, turn your
shirt. If you were not wearing a shirt,
pray.

Gifts are a debt and must be repaid. “Thank you”
is “fuck you”. Compliments are
your best currency.

Above all else, do not let
them kiss you. A Sharp one
close enough to kiss is
close enough to bite.
"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 16, 2018 10:07 am
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Cadi says...



Mmmm, delicious creepy shivers from the latest poem. I love the old, terrifying kind of faerie. (I want you to write a whole story about Sharp Ones.)
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Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:21 am
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i would
be disgusted, were
it not for
the fact that
it was myself.
"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 18, 2018 2:08 am
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cup by
cup, i will
empty myself into
this thing we call
soul, and pray
i do not evaporate.
"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 18, 2018 11:07 pm
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alliyah says...



Sachiko your poetic voice is really distinctive - short blunt lines with poignant imagery and some unique thoughts & language. Some of the poems read as recipes for potions or incantations, which is a fun contrast to the really emotional poetry in here too. I think your April 5th, 12th, & 17th ones are especially clever, and perfectly succinct in their messages, but I really enjoyed quite a few of your pieces in here!
but i don't think i can ever love someone
who doesn't understand that teal
is a different color than
dark cyan.

  





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Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:42 am
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i have
charmed you. brought
you into my
cavernous thoughts and
reversed you with
secrets. the cup
bearer found our
names written in
the sand outside
my bedroom door and
whispered heartache
into the sink.

i have been
in this place
before, but it does
not remember me.
deja vu is tattooed
across my palms,
and no one
will shake my hand.

four am
has passed me over
for the treachery
of five; where
it is too early
to exist, but
too far gone
for your arms
around my chest.
someday
i will exist
inside of myself
without shadows
hiding the key.
"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 19, 2018 11:00 pm
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april's hands
are cold inside
my chest. the
usurpers against
spring. at night
i lie awake
and wait for
rainy five ams,
the witching hour
against my empty ace of cups.
(love, love,
love--i wouldn't know
where to
put you. i am
full of empty
shelves i'm too
desperate to
keep clean.
but so many
five fifteens are full
of my dreaming of light
illuminating the
cracks in your
hands, your
particulars framed
against mine. i
would bleed from
the wanting of it, and
it's so heavy
but i
can't put it
down.)

april's hands
are cold inside
my chest, but
the sun is a
wrecking ball
fast approaching
and i am ready
to
be destroyed.
"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 21, 2018 1:49 am
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Sachiko says...



i am
half blind
for
your eyes.
"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 22, 2018 2:13 am
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Sachiko says...



nothing prompts
study like
renaming your folders
in an alphabet
whose letters you
can read but
still can't
quite understand.
"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 22, 2018 8:58 pm
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please
forgive me my
smoke detector
heart. i have
lived in fire
too long to
not smell it
on every horizon.
"Funniest Member -- Sachiko. Secretly the devil. Do not engage. I repeat, do not engage." -- Iggy

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Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:46 am
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i found
stars in
the crevices between
my sheets.(they
fell every
night i dreamed of
you; small hands
to guide me
back
to the badlands.) a
phantom noir
throne lives
in my heart, where
i queen myself
the queen of swords. (drink;
these cups are full of
sky and stars and
rain falling on
your forehead. four
am comes
sooner than
you think, and it
is always on
the wrong
side of
mourning.)
"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 25, 2018 1:11 am
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every swallowed
word is a rock
in my stomach. a fortification
against the tyrant that
is myself (a train wreck heart
keeps beating even if it
flies off the track. i could
build monuments to you
just from my ribs
alone, split
open in
cathedral
prayers, hanging
like paper cranes. do you
know what it means
to usurp a universe? peace
and mercy
upon you, little
bull, for
you will not
have the strength.)
(aim high
and true; the worst
will come at
you with
open arms
and a smile made
for loving.)
"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 26, 2018 1:17 am
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sleep
inside this
small place i
carved out
inside of you. i can
look out from
your eyes
and see the world
from atop a burning
tower. i
can see myself
at the base
with the
four of
cups in
my hand, trying
to catch
smoke. (i am
a mirror for
myself, and
every path i
flooded along
the way. here is
my carnage
throne, set
inside a beating
heart that
belongs
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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