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5 reasons to date a girl with an eating disorder by A-Lovely-Anxiety Canning Season by ejeans7 Enceladus by toxic-nebulae
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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 LadyMurosaki An Old, Sweet Song by SurrealCachinnation
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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 LadyMurosaki An Old, Sweet Song by SurrealCachinnation
longdead leaf by Ghrey
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Dear Death by OQAD 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 (2,553w) 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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you are in another room
and you cry for a person
who is not me.

i only ever cry for you
oh, but this suffering is a sacrament!
lying backwards off of the bed,
arms outstretched in a parody of piety,
in paroxysms of guilt!

oh, but the absurd mirrors the sublime!

this scene is ridiculous as it is
religious:
the buzzing of fluorescent lights
in my blood, in the skin of my teeth—
the only scourge upon my cheek
mascara
and not pock or plague.

and yet, a holy hush descends,
as if I am hallowed!
as if I am blessed!

Jesus of Nazareth had skin like mine—
Muhammad spoke the language from which
I draw my name—
my bones are the bones into which
Al-Quddus blew life!

oh, but I am a portent of the Divine!!!
i am a prophet and yet i am god
i love to be crazy and i love to suffer
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an early September afternoon
and summer's drunk down
to the dregs,
golden and lukewarm.

this is the first year in six
that I've allowed myself
a sip, then several long swallows
of daylight,

my skin darkening until it seems
I have a facsimile of sun
in each pore.

it is not yet too cool
for a fine sheen of sweat
to gather on my arms.

in the shifting light of the season
they glitter like pyrite.
fool's gold
in which I'm tired of trying to look white. in which I give up and am a lot happier for it
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I am a nonbinary transgender person. I use they/them/their pronouns. if you use 'she' pronouns for me I will kick you in the teeth.
thank you for your time.

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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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starry-eyedophelia Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  New member Student Writer
love your lit tag :)
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toxic-nebulae Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Student Writer
<3 thanks!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks for faving my work!
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nawkaman Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
thank you for the fave, Najia! I worked hard on that one, since I don't write in fixed form often at all. :heart:
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toxic-nebulae Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student Writer
:hug: of course.
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Egil21 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
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janardana Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the favorite!  I've been messing about with that one for a bit; so it's reassuring to know I've found a good permutation.  :)
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