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I like pretending I mean something to the ghosts
who wreak havoc on my bones-
impaling these masochistic butterfly wings
on railroad spikes
between heartbeats and bedsheets,
immortalized.

I got a heart in New Orleans,
palms engraving names like
Juliet, Alexandria, & Christine
on the seats of greyhound buses.

& I'm offering up 102 degrees of skin to a godless moon
as I breathe in her night scent.
This might confuse you, but it makes sense to me.

I'm sorry for my jumbled thoughts--I enjoy writing when I am half out of my mind.

Free write, enjoy.
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Zepher87 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Im always half out of my mind so i know what its like and i like this ^ ^ Sometimes you need to write something tht makes no sence to everyone but makes perfect sences to you.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I completely agree! :D
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Ita-MI Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is gorgeous! There is so much emotion, and the imagery is so powerful. :D Great job~
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :D
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runkantusrun Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love it its great =O reminds me of how i felt in class today
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thecmq Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Writer
"Between heartbeats and bedsheets" - I like that line. The simple rhyme stands out to me for some reason. *shrugs* But I love the poem overall. =)
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I wasn't exactly trying to rhyme. It just kind of happened. Lol
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livinittothemaxx Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student General Artist
amazing.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. :)
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LionSchool Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional
If you want to know a secret... the masochist means everything to us sadists..its hard to explain...
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No, I understand completely.
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:iconlionschool:
LionSchool Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional
:devilish: :rose:
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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SilverShadowling Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Love it, I can almost 'understand' it....like a word at the tip of my tongue.....but it feels nostalgic to me :)
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're not wrong. :)
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Xenosagafan152 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
This is very lovely ;w; I kind of wish I could go into your mind, and read your thoughts though <3 I-In the most uncreepy way possible, of course!
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I think that a lot about many people, and don'r find ir creepy at all. :)
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capi-cappuccino Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012   Digital Artist
This is lovely, and somehow reminds me of a secret.
It seems symbolic, in a way.
Anyhow, even though I may not understand all the meaning behind it, that doesn't make it any less beautiful. :heart:
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much.
And it sort of is a secret--so you're not wrong. :)
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BelaRoseWolf Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Writer
This piece is so hauntingly beautiful~ I love your symbols, and the flow is incredible! Amazing work! :D
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much--it all has a somewhat 'secret meaning'. :)
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BelaRoseWolf Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Writer
You're welcome! :) And I thought so!
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EtherealMartyr Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely beautiful, especially the first stanza.

Wonderful piece :)
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much!
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aloafofbrad Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Writer
this was beautiful. even though it confuses me i'm holding on to any sense that's in it--but just barely.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I never make much sense anyway. :)
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Jonnyrhythm Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sounds....
Symbolic?
Like someone clearly trying to prove a point to someone...
Hah!
You are half out of your mind!
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, yes!
But I've always been a little out of my mind. lol
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mortrite Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist
I love it. I'm also quite jealous of your writing capabilities.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh don't be! :)
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:iconmortrite:
mortrite Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist
but I am....
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Dawnfad Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this is oddly haunting o.o
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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AnotherPassenger Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic, love. as always.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks, Love!
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starell Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
ooh really cool, very chilling which is sort of ironic....
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
How so?
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:iconstarell:
starell Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
it leaves me with the chills yet is entitled fever ;)
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You can get the chills with a fever. ;)
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:iconstarell:
starell Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
ah, well :)
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
it makes perfect sense to me. I love it.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Can I have your thoughts on what you think it means? :)
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
oh! now I'll feel silly if it's different than what you intended.
I, personally, often struggle with worrying I'll be nothing. This poem seems to be begging that all the pain you have gone through will be worth it, all the memories and stories you have left, and offering yourself up will make your intrinsic meaning become real. In relation to the title, I suppose it could either be saying that these thoughts are like an infection or that you are running passionate and feverish.

I have a feeling my interpretation may differ from your meaning, though :D
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No, no!
I like you interpretation!
You might actually see something that I didn't. lol
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ForeverFox Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this is so beautiful it almost sounds like lyrics to a song
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It could be, eventually.
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ForeverFox Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
hm. well i hope it gets that chance. it really would be something. :sing:
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laffinia Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
jumbled thoughts make for the best words
because they have to come out some way or another
great as always!
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