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Najia Khaled
Artist | Student | Literature
United States
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  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Surgeon - St. Vincent
  • Reading: Vanity Fair
  • Watching: The Twilight Zone
  • Drinking: Mint tea
  • I got my sixth (!!!!!!) DD on bloodlines: bloodlines by toxic-nebulae thank you to TheMaidenInBlack and also to everyone who's commented and favourited and watched and otherwise supported me, I really appreciate it! (this pushed me over 500 watchers :wow:)
  • I'm about to enter my junior year of college and I'm on track to graduate with a degree in linguistics!
  • I'm single again after having gotten out of an emotionally abusive relationship (if you couldn't tell from my angsty poems) and I'm feeling good about it
  • I'm a lesbian (I used to think that I was bisexual but lmao no) and I'm also feeling good about that
  • my poetry book is done except for about half of the titular poem, which I'm a bit stuck on, and I'll have school to contend with in a week or so, but you can expect to see that published within the next couple of months!
I hope that you've all been well :heart::heart::heart:

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  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Surgeon - St. Vincent
  • Reading: Vanity Fair
  • Watching: The Twilight Zone
  • Drinking: Mint tea
  • I got my sixth (!!!!!!) DD on bloodlines: bloodlines by toxic-nebulae thank you to TheMaidenInBlack and also to everyone who's commented and favourited and watched and otherwise supported me, I really appreciate it! (this pushed me over 500 watchers :wow:)
  • I'm about to enter my junior year of college and I'm on track to graduate with a degree in linguistics!
  • I'm single again after having gotten out of an emotionally abusive relationship (if you couldn't tell from my angsty poems) and I'm feeling good about it
  • I'm a lesbian (I used to think that I was bisexual but lmao no) and I'm also feeling good about that
  • my poetry book is done except for about half of the titular poem, which I'm a bit stuck on, and I'll have school to contend with in a week or so, but you can expect to see that published within the next couple of months!
I hope that you've all been well :heart::heart::heart:
if you are a song

then I am a whisper—
a tightly clenched jaw—
a trembling lip—
a retching, choking maw.

if you are a bird

then I’m a caged beast—
a shudder of muscle—
a gnashing of teeth—
a sick, ominous rustle.
I adore each thing
you’ve touched,
separately—I afford
to every object
its due reverence.

you left your fingerprints
on a glass yesterday
and I touched each
impression in oil,
one after the other,
an offering in miniature,
a phantom kiss.

over a smear of lipstick
you’ve left on a spoon
I ghost my lips.
devotion
a few questions:
:bulletblack: does this succeed in coming off as devoted and sweet, rather than obsessive or creepy? does the title help at all?
:bulletblack: is the painting imagery in the second strophe clear (impression, oil, miniature)? if not, is there anything I can do to make it more obvious?
:bulletblack: is it clear that the last strophe is a bit of a callback to the second one (ghost my lips // phantom kiss)?
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the past year plays on repeat in my mind,
insistent, stereoscopic.

I think of how you used to love me
and it makes me sick.

I walk with the light at my back
so I can scan the shadows for your form,
those iron shoulders, those lofty horns.

I do not need a ball of string.

the labyrinth itself unwinds
beneath my feet, shifts at my back,
get away, you beast.
get away, you beast.

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Plugin848y Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the  My Daily Deviation Highlights fave, your work is ace!
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toxic-nebulae Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Writer
:heart:
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Loki-Dalton Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the favorite!~ :iconkirbyspinplz:
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Dudet19 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
welcome to the group the haiku ledger :)
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ithaswhatitisnt Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday!! :tighthug: :heart: :iconrainbowcakeplz:
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williamfdevault Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Professional Writer
Happiest of birthdays.  :blackrose:
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HugQueen Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014   Writer
Happy birthday. <3
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shewhoisadreamer Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Student Writer
Happy birthday! Keep up the fantastic work :)
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tonepainter Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday... I hope you're having a great one!
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014   General Artist
happy birthday, brilliant poet, beautiful person. :huggle: <3
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