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(I wrote us in free verse over every inch

               of your tattered surface ).

you were the beatific grin

of a kindergartener high off oxygen,

mouth stretched wide as the entrance to hell,

black tongue bleeding virtuous sin like ichor.

(You taught me praying was for the weak

      as I fell for your gypsum nails,

               white teeth scrabbling over my chalkboard frame).

scribbled flesh tells no love story

but three layers of skin

worn thin along the length of our feverish bones.

(Garden flowers tucked away worms and dirt,
      my ribs hoarded misspellings of my mother's name).

dipping your origami limbs into my ink,
you lost yourself within the dark tangles
of my labyrinth roots. Like a child,

you twisted my path

until you found a home-

staking claim to my clavicle.

(Your mid-morning coffee still rests
       on my kitchen table, stale and smirking.

There's a note on the counter.

        My name is not Stephanie.)
Collaboration with the wonderfully talented ~winterkate.
I think our styles fit perfectly together!

If you comment/fav mine, please go and show her the same love and respect you gave me! ( [link] )

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The last lines of every single poem of yours never ceases to impact me in ways I didn't think possible.
DearPoetry Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Adagiobunny Feb 3, 2013  Student Writer
"kindergartener high off oxygen"

Every image catches me & draws together semantics as only concise dreams can. Beautiful!
DearPoetry Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! The wonderfully talented ~winterkate wrote that line! :)
Adagiobunny Feb 20, 2013  Student Writer
ahh yes, i was sure to give some love to her version as well... you two are quite the poetic pair!
DearPoetry Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I agree! I love how our styles just seem to mesh so perfectly! :)
Adagiobunny Feb 23, 2013  Student Writer
those are the best sort of collabs - so flowing that the reader can't tell multiple writers contributed...! :)
Sammur-amat Jan 3, 2013   General Artist
Wonderful collab, you guys and congrats on the DLD! :huggle:
DearPoetry Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much!
This was so much fun to write! :heart:
Sammur-amat Jan 13, 2013   General Artist
I'm sure it was. You both are equal parts of splendid! :heart:
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