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thread title courtesy of the mountain goats - 'no children'

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I am a forest fire and an ocean, and I will burn you just as much
as I will drown everything you have inside.
-Shinji Moon


I am the property of Rydia, please return me to her ship.
  





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I. rings in the water

we gave into the whispers in the water -
______________________how long will it be
_____________before they lose faith in you?


and we were prone as Narcissus to watch the rings
break out from our noses, our lips, our eyes where the teardrops fell.
(are our knees really in the mud? have we been here for, what,
hours? years?) and we spoke together, fumbled over the clay noise
of one another's weeping:

saying i don't want you to go.
i don't know where this leads me.

praying i don't know who i'll be
when i wake up, though it may be true
for each heart in each bed at 5 a.m.
and the sun won't rise just yet.


to tell the truth, your footsteps on the water
were just the beginning of a story of mourning.
I am a forest fire and an ocean, and I will burn you just as much
as I will drown everything you have inside.
-Shinji Moon


I am the property of Rydia, please return me to her ship.
  





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Awwwwwwwwwwww! This is so sweet! It's a love poem, right? It also has a great mysterious vibe to it that I really love <3
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II. suffering game no. 1

if you walk away i'll do the same,
though in the dark we must remain;
your footfalls make the stuff of nightmares
as again, once more, again you walk away.

i am a mess when it comes to home--
dark-figured strangers consume my body;
dreams of a black dog matted with blood
and it follows me as i follow you, two shadows
of the same body.

Perhaps it's depression, or habit by now;
but the gravity in chests won't be the same.
I can say my heart beats for you,
my soul longs for you;
and the masochist me
wants it to be true.
I am a forest fire and an ocean, and I will burn you just as much
as I will drown everything you have inside.
-Shinji Moon


I am the property of Rydia, please return me to her ship.
  





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Rated MA-Language.

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I am a forest fire and an ocean, and I will burn you just as much
as I will drown everything you have inside.
-Shinji Moon


I am the property of Rydia, please return me to her ship.
  





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Prompt: "Half-baked" by @Rydia :)

IV. sad cake

1. all purpose flour
did you, in the light, know
that once you touched me--
those hands dusty-white--
i would not one day forget
your grip, your print?

2. sugar
these lips, supple-sweet,
paint the jaw, chin, fingertips;
and your kisses, pecks of color on canvas,
conjure butterflies. (oh, love,
may they never stop.)

3. cinnamon
i remember our first fight, love,
and it lasted about this long.

4. eggs
that said, i, too, remember our second,
third, fourth, fifth...and so-on;
how it scrambled our words and made
our time a stress test alone.
i need to erase this part,
but you insisted always
to write my recipes in ink.

5. 325 degrees
and here i always thought enough was invested,
beaten together or whipped to smiling;
here are my plans with you,
here are my dreams.
was it all too quick to be taken out,
or was the balance
just never there at all?
I am a forest fire and an ocean, and I will burn you just as much
as I will drown everything you have inside.
-Shinji Moon


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3. cinnamon
i remember our first fight, love,
and it lasted about this long.

4. eggs
that said, i, too, remember our second,
third, fourth, fifth...and so-on;
how it scrambled our words and made
our time a stress test alone.
i need to erase this part,
but you insisted always
to write my recipes in ink.


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V. evacuations

the fourth highway from home
intersected twice and
broke down in the lot of a 7/11

evacuations were high that day

it could be a good time
running from the storm but despondency in your eyes
took me down man
way down

reverse a month when the basil was ripe and aromatic
and you took your scissors to the stalks while the bees hummed with you
it's hurricane season and all we want is some nice pasta
or maybe laughter to fill the creaking floor

it's been a long time since then
no matter how you feel time
and i spend too much time comparing
the storm in your eyes to the shocks in the sky

which is more hateful is in the air
and you say we should just go home
just go home and drown with our teacups
our custom rugs and window garden


but i don't
want
to turn
around

at least not like this not when your mind is a hurricane
when your throat's full of corona and the world smells like salt and oil

we didn't make it far in our escape and i mean maybe
the storm will give up on me

(historically most things do)
I am a forest fire and an ocean, and I will burn you just as much
as I will drown everything you have inside.
-Shinji Moon


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VI. born in the carolinas

(the black dog
may tug you away by the lead
but never forget
how double-edged verses
have a soft edge, too)
I am a forest fire and an ocean, and I will burn you just as much
as I will drown everything you have inside.
-Shinji Moon


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VII. worth

i'd rather it
be a secret
for twenty-six years how the story ends

but look here:
how i forgot a chapter in the early 2000s
wasn't the music scene ramping up well then?
and you were bright-eyed and believed in the light of love

in the early 90s, see here, you stood toe-to-toe with your father
said i'm not picking up my toys no matter how long you glare
and stood and stood unbreaking - and won - but there are so many clues
in chapter 16 through 26, and any fan with a mind for the future could see

you never stood a chance
on the scale
against
worth.
I am a forest fire and an ocean, and I will burn you just as much
as I will drown everything you have inside.
-Shinji Moon


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VIII. suffering game no. 2

i no longer believe
i can be saved.
in the soul-drop growls
of a bass guitar i've found peace in the beatdown.

(and it's all)

you thud don't thud
own thud me. thud
I am a forest fire and an ocean, and I will burn you just as much
as I will drown everything you have inside.
-Shinji Moon


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IX. cups

i just want to make a clean escape,
though each road leading
from this town is paved with charred cards;
this deck wanted to talk to you and
i refuse to let you go for the roadside breakdown.

rain poured on the window shield;
the wind blew the leaves of the
cherry blossom tree against the door. i thought
to myself life will always counter itself like this or
there's no sense in going loudly and quickly;
the eventuality will eventually win.


[and i like that prospect
more than most put on my table.]
I am a forest fire and an ocean, and I will burn you just as much
as I will drown everything you have inside.
-Shinji Moon


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X. the issue of blood

when you're born into home-brewed pride (or cut
your teeth on cans of cheerwine and budweiser)
there is a slice on your gums
___________________that never quite
______________ceases to bleed.

flesh and bone grow back, and doctors
__________are wonderful people
______________with their bleached smiles, with their
_____opinions on how to save everyone
until they don't.
_______________________[truth is, some people
___________________________are just beyond saving.]

my father always brushed off fear
____________because he felt it each day.
_____and so he learned to crush dangerous emotions
___________with a sledgehammer, as his father taught him.
____________________[and this is the sin of the father,
_______________________as i took all the shards into my mouth;
___________________here is the blood for infidelity,
_______________________here is the blood for neglect.]

as the doctors used to say:
the best way to rid a disease
is to bleed it out, to lose every ounce of yourself
to fell the plague.
_______________________[so i'm waiting for a smile
__________________________to tell me when i may stop.]
I am a forest fire and an ocean, and I will burn you just as much
as I will drown everything you have inside.
-Shinji Moon


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XI. toothsome

1. hygiene
as a boy obsessed with flossing i wouldn’t
put so much stock in the noosing of (dental) nerves

2. lakeside
left alone by the shore
it was a bit predictable to cut
my teeth on the rocks
lining the beach.

3. throbbing
the thing about saving yourself pain
is that when the gas wears off you
are left with blood and rot
(not to mention the missing pieces)
I am a forest fire and an ocean, and I will burn you just as much
as I will drown everything you have inside.
-Shinji Moon


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