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for someone so passionately
against animal cruelty
you've never had a problem
with experimenting
on people.

you won't touch a chicken's egg
for anything
but you fucking
vivisected me
lately
things have been happening
to my body
without my permission.

it is forcibly
medicated, demedicated,
touched,
penetrated.

I am afraid
that when these things happen
to my body
with my permission

I won't know
the difference
regurge
most of what I'm uploading right now is medicore work because I'm still compiling the best stuff, sorry
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September Lit DD Round Up:iconShadowedAcolyte:
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Ironman by BloodshotInk Parenting for Sex Addicts by CWeebs
5 reasons to date a girl with an eating disorder by A-Lovely-Anxiety Canning Season by ejeans7 Enceladus by toxic-nebulae
Twelve Moments In The Dead Of Summer by talvipaivanseisaus
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Features by IrrevocableFate 
a dangerous hallucination by prettyflour Introductions V: Lasas by tuiskulumi Heaven - Day #2 FFM 2014 by PrettyOrangeMonster
i hear knives in the wind by nawkaman FFM 2014 18: Tragedies by ilyilaice weekends and cigarette smoke by kathleenfergie
how to tell me my scars are beautiful. by ohellohara The Trundler by copper9lives To depression, for creating days without end by Melpyra
How to Be a Smoker by Insifais Reflections by ThatOneWriterGuy hey newton, gravity's flawed by gliitchlord
Bloody Cupcakes by SirCassie thursday [wood]. by LadyMurasaki1 An Old, Sweet Song by SurrealCachinnation
longdead leaf by Ghrey
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Features by GrimFace242
Dear Death by Nihil-Invictus oppression. by silokk Under the Willow Tree by Aerode
Lilium by akrasiel They say the one who prays by Colornote Amber by Bad-Blood-Animal
Found Fossil by YppleJax Inspector Wolf by Tobaeus 5:20 by WizardHowl10001
we can't stop treading water, can we? by peaseblossoms Long-Distance Longing. by BleedingProphecies Survival Game by dashofwriter
Mo (1,315w) by Tales-of-Tao Poetic Psychosis by C-A-Harland
As always, an extra special thank you to all our wonderful suggeste
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when do I stop wanting you?

when do I stop feeling molten
at the look of you,
the steady ache of
continents uprooting themselves
under my skin?

when is it written
that I will cool at the core,
will turn an icy face to you,
will stop rearranging everything for you
as if I am a flower
and you’re the goddamn sun?

can you
and an army of scientists,
maybe two,
do me one last favour and collect the data—
do the math—
tell me the era, the epoch, the age?

I want to set my timescale
to the last twinge,
to the last ugly lithospheric lurch,
I want to know the date
that my life begins anew
mutual core, no more
this is a shitty poem but I feel like shit so that's what you get I guess
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I think perhaps I am you,

my hennaed fingertips
on the sun-red brick of your skin,

your wooden intricacies
in the moulding of my flesh,

your fractal tilework in bursts
under my eyelids,

your delicate streets, your artful
confusion, your reeling, your silence,
your noise
in my chest, nestled up to my heart—

I think that I could reach out to touch
you
and feel the corresponding prod
somewhere deep inside,

some ancient and arcane nook
within me.

I think that there is a fundamental
way
in which we coalesce—

in which the places we are from
never leave us.

I still exist, I promise

Wed May 28, 2014, 2:10 PM
and now that I'm done with my first year of college (!!!) I'll have time to be around more.
I haven't been uploading much because I'm hoarding all of the best poems I've been writing for publication like a greedy dragon!
but I'll get around to looking through my inbox within the next week or so, I promise.

(also, in other updates about my life-- I have a new partner of the romantic type, ahhh! we'll be spending much of the summer together so I am excite!)

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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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IrrevocableFate 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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relativi-t Featured By Owner Edited Oct 7, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you so much for the favorite and especially for the watch!
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Footnoting Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
I am a particular and difficult old fart, and I have been reading poetry since 1973.  Very, very few poets, of the countless many I have read, have moved my emotions in the way your poems have tonight.  In fact, I have to stop reading your stuff for a while---that kind of intensity, at my age, can only be experienced in small sessions.  I will be back, though, because I think---and will say here where anyone can see---that you are one of the finest poets on DA, and among the most powerful that I have ever read . . . since 1973.  Few poets have shaken me up so much that I have to take a break in my reading . . . but you have done so.  Don't let anyone, any place, or any time change your inimitable style.  It is distinctly your own, and it deploys a verbal power that is more than the mere sum of words or of lines.  Your poetry will be remembered long after most others' has been forgotten.
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toxic-nebulae Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student Writer
:heart: thank you so much!
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