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Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:31 pm
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Oooh, #20/Wanderlust is gorrrrgeous. So much beautiful fire imagery, and the repeated opening to the stanzas flows delightfully. If I could Like it more than once, I'd be mashing that button!
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Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:02 am
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Thanks so much @Cadi!

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Grandfather - Number Twenty-three



For your sake and mine
remember me as a stallion
silent and zealous, always
out in the yard doing work.

For your sake and mine, forget the girl
in flower dresses that never shows up
to family gatherings.

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Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:35 am
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Phoenix - Number Twenty-four



When all signs of flame are
thought to have left the
lukewarm pile of cinders
sparks begin to crackle again
from the monochrome dunes
inside the boundless, timeworn
bird cage where, even from miles away,
those carefully listening hear wings flapping
a rhythm to accompany the song of rebirth.

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Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:43 pm
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I love the image in #24 c: It almost feels like something is happening in reverse!
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Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:24 am
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Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:25 am
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This one's for the 24th.

Lullaby - Number Twenty-five

The sweetest lullaby
is one with no words;
the buzzing of a fan
standing in your door
as you drift off to sleep.

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Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:36 pm
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alliyah says...



Your poetic voice really comes through so well in a lot of these @Kaylaa, I'm especially enjoying some of these shorter ones. Delicate little images, made beautiful or nostalgic or romantic. Like how you turn even the sound that a fan makes at night into "the sweetest lullaby" - I love the quiet intensity in this poem. The fire imagery you've got in a couple of these is really nice too - the familiar is made new.
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 26, 2018 1:14 am
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Thanks so much @alliyah! That means a lot. <3 I'm glad you enjoyed the last one and yes, fire's definitely been a recurring image in my poetry lately.

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Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:16 am
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Blight - Number Twenty-six


I'll leave my fingerprints on the windows
of buildings that only see life in the form of
infestation and vegetation growing in floor tiles
that only support salamander feet these days.
History remembers only those who
survive the blight, but those who
survive are the blight.

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Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:56 am
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Adoration - Number Twenty-seven

You'll never know that
I think of you before I sleep
and how much I love your smile
--God, I love your smile.

When I'm around you
I'm conscious and dreaming
all at once. Does your heart
beat as mine does for somebody
you adore? Do you feel warm
when someone says your name?

I hope so.

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Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:18 pm
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Poem from the 27th that I forgot to post:

April - Number Twenty-eight

April's never been a graceful month
in my eyes. The flowers are blooming as
testing cracks down on our shoulders.
We are not ants except to those behind
desks, cackling in expensive office chairs.
We are not ants except when we bear
ten times the weight of what we can carry
because those we look up to believe
we can
, but those people believe too much.

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Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:06 pm
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From the 28th:

May - Number Twenty-nine

Why do I always fall in love
when that love never counts?
Our hands brush, but I'm pretty sure
I'm the only one with shivers down my spine.

Why do I always fall in love
for those with eyes for someone else?
Millions of butterflies rub insect hands together
to start a fire inside my stomach that I'll never address
but a fire that will never subside, either.

Why do I always fall in love in May
when all the flowers are blooming
and the bird are singing? Maybe
I need the sunshine to contrast
my heartbreak.

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Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:45 am
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From the 29th:

What Mother Taught - Number Thirty


I've always slept in the fetal position--
I'm afraid to face the world, I admit,
and like a wild dog I curl up around
my important organs, shaken to the bone
at the thought the next ambush against
my vitality will be the last.

Mother taught me to be paranoid, untrusting--
to never tell anyone my Achille's heel
not even the ones closest to you because
the ones closest to you twist your heel against you.

What mother taught is wrong--not all politicians
are mindless puppets and in the world, there are people
I'm able to trust, to be vulnerable around. I'm sorry, mother
that somebody taught you otherwise, that someone took
a drill to your brain and left depressions behind, that someone
taught you the world through a telescope, saying people are aliens
because I know this for certain: everyone winces at salt in their wounds.

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Tue May 01, 2018 1:50 am
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Static - Number Thirty-one

I write this with fuzz
in my brain, the dull static
sending me to sleep.

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