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sometimes,
i wake up with bits of Orion
still stuck between my teeth.

& i grin, remembering
the face of every lover
i’ve managed unscathed,
to crawl out from underneath.

‘ad astra’ inked into ankle bones
like little wings, Pluto’s underworld
ripe, coursing through my veins:

i stake claim to clavicles.

devouring shivers
between the constellations
of tongues & weak limbs,
i get off
on all the ways mere mortals
beg me to sacrifice them
to the heavens.
Written for =Sammur-amat's contest "Written in the Stars", which can be found here: [link]


Latin words used:
Scorpius: scorpion, or literally translated as the creature with the burning sting. Also, the brightest constellation in the sky.
Ad astra: To the stars.


Orion was a mighty hunter who was slain by a giant scorpion summoned by Zeus when the other threatened to kill every animal on earth. For its service to the gods, the scorpion found a home in the stars. As a reminder of his prideful crime to every mortal who looks into a summer sky, he was put there as well. He hunts the summer skies, and the scorpion hunts him every winter.

Scorpio is ruled by the planet Pluto ( power/domination, destruction, death/rebirth).
I had fun taking on the aspects of this constellation, being a Scorpio myself. ;)

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Critiques are welcomed, and greatly appreciated!
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Scorpio1996 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SCORPIOS UNITE! :D
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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CelestialFox13 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is really good! I love "I wake up with bits of Orion still stuck in my teeth" The different illusions  to mythology and astrology. 
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :heart:
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Ashes-Mari3 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is just pure art. :iconbwavoplz: :heart:
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:heart:
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:glomp:
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xxAiko-chanxx Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm also a Scorpio haha C; and I just had to smile when I read this. Loved it <3
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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