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There are ghosts in my bloodstream
kissing concrete cells &
the bedroom eyes of nerve endings.

( foreign words
engraved into my marrow, birds in my chest
& wars not yet fought between my hips. )

I've taken myself apart every night
since I learned how to swallow a pen
without gagging;
limb by steady limb.

Passed around by grabby hands,
a sold, & borrowed daughter;

I am a lion among sheep,
drunk on life & ink.
Clearly I didn't get these words from my mother.
I'm adopted.

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TheLunaLily Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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I :iconshinyheartplz: it!
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DearPoetry Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks!
:iconjensenacklesplz:
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:iconthelunalily:
TheLunaLily Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! :)
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chancerox Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
poetry takes us apart in beautiful ways :)
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imaginative-lioness Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I have featured this piece in my journal: [link]
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DearPoetry Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :D
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imaginative-lioness Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome ♥!
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Betterthanempty Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This just... gods be damned. This is great stuff.
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DearPoetry Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :D
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:icondisrhythmic:
I've taken myself apart every night
since I learned how to swallow a pen
without gagging;


:heart:
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