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blood oranges are
beautiful.

we can
slice them open
without a moment’s
thought, -

their crimson juices
licked from our lips
like ichor.

& that is what
i want to be. -

scarred fruit,
still savoring
the promises
i sucked from
your mouth -

to wear
like staples
along my spine.

    - i was cut open
                     once.
Anonymous Secret: “I wonder if I can use scarification as an excuse to break my promises…"

I would be lying if I said I've never thought about doing this myself.
This one got featured on tumblr, so I thought I would share.

More secrets can be found here: iorbither.tumblr.com/
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Phan5everx2 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful, just one question, sorry if I sound ignorant but, what is scarification?
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
To puncture and scar skin, like tribal identification marks. :)
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:iconphan5everx2:
Phan5everx2 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
ah, that makes ense. I'll have to use that sometime. Thank you! :) (Smile) 
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Phan5everx2 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Mental scarring?
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautifully done. <3
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AngelsSolace Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like this. The format works for it. The only issue is the "i"s aren't capitalized, which is a distraction from the lovely poem. Other than  the minor grammatical problem, it's very strong work.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, it's less grammatical error a more style preference. C:
Thank you.
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RavenDehartFox Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Such a beautiful poem. The style is very elegant as well. :D (Big Grin) 
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student Writer
Lovely imagery.
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Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of a few lines from Christina Rossetti's "Goblin Market"" - "She cried, 'Laura.' up the garden,/'Did you miss me?/Come and kiss me./Never mind my bruises,/Hug me, kiss me, suck my juices'/......She clung about her sister,/Kissed and kissed and kissed her:/Tears once again/Refreshed her shrunken eyes,/Dropping like rain/After long sultry drought;/Shaking with anguish, fear, and pain,/She kissed and kissed and kissed her with a hungry mouth."
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