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

Every image catches me & draws together semantics as only concise dreams can. Beautiful!
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! The wonderfully talented ~winterkate wrote that line! :)
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Adagiobunny Featured By Owner 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!
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I agree! I love how our styles just seem to mesh so perfectly! :)
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Adagiobunny Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Writer
those are the best sort of collabs - so flowing that the reader can't tell multiple writers contributed...! :)
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   General Artist
Wonderful collab, you guys and congrats on the DLD! :huggle:
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much!
This was so much fun to write! :heart:
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013   General Artist
I'm sure it was. You both are equal parts of splendid! :heart:
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DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Your wonderful literary work has been chosen to be featured by =DailyLitDeviations in a news article that can be found here: [link]

Be sure to check out the other artists featured and show your support by :+fav:ing the News Article. Keep writing and keep creating.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :heart:
What an honor!
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chewyraezen Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
a beautiful collab. i found your poetry and am enjoying reading it immensely.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :D
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:iconchewyraezen:
chewyraezen Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you are very welcome. I'm glad I stumbled onto your writing! :)
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prettyflour Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been featured in my journal!

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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :heart:
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Homercat17 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully Written.
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:iconwinterkate:
winterkate Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you! :D
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OP1atedDreems Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Writer
This is astonishing.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :)
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OP1atedDreems Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Writer
no problem.
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krutch99 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amazing
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :)
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Vlemode Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hey I was wondering, I really live this one, and it kept me thinking like always, but who do you write it about, like what is your inspiration?
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I was writing of love/sadness--and she took it and added in the anger. It was a wonderful mix of emotions. As for who I wrote this about, no one really--just picked up the emotion/scene and ran with it. Sometimes I do write about things that have happened to me ( over exaggerated but still. )
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Vlemode Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
cool I im one of those people that cant talk about them slef to everybody, like im a little too scared... and i like exageration, it makes everything kind of dramatic, but cooler
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winterkate Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Writer
Well, in this collab, she actually wrote the original piece. We started with her skeleton. So I can't say what her inspiration was. And then we decided to do something different - something out of the range of our normal works. I've recently rediscovered the capacity for anger, so that's something I'm capitalizing on a lot right now. I pulled from that anger, and from the basic premise of the poem - loneliness, being forgotten - to conjure personal feelings that I injected into the first piece. Then she ran with it and reedited - a fantastic reedit, by the way - and we decided that it was a finished draft. Although the core inspiration was hers, for my poems in general (and I can't tell you what she does) I try to alter something that is/has happened to me to make it original and poetic. Like a 'what-if' or a make-believe game. Sometimes, when all else fails, I find something that I really like in my favorite poetry and try to change that to make it original, then incorporate it into one of my works (see my recent poem Cliche - the comment about oragami skin).
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Vlemode Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Cool, is intestino to know from were did you get the inspiration, personally never though about it, you can say I'm not to poetic... And I think that the way you write and her is really cool, like is amazing how many other feelings you can develop from anger.
I'm definitely gonna read the poem you recommend , still I have to read this one over and over again, cuse there are few thing hat slip from my reading ...
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winterkate Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you so much!

Have you ever seen Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon? Because that really explains great ways to get inspiration in the middle of a slump. Of course, personal feelings are the primary part of things, but you also draw from all the technical knowledge you've accumulated when you bring a piece like that up to par...
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Vlemode Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
ill look at it thanks :D
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winterkate Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Writer
Hey, no problem!
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A-Lovely-Anxiety Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Why is this is utterly beautiful. This is wonderful, and I think both of you do, in fact, fit really well together.

Last line broke my heart.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Because ~winterkate is an amazing writer who challenged me to really step out of my comfort zone. :)
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winterkate Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Writer
Haha, thank you! No problem!
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winterkate Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Writer
Oh my gosh, thank you! I was surprised at how well our styles flowed once we started writing as well, actually! :)
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A-Lovely-Anxiety Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes! It was beautiful~
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winterkate Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Writer
90% her fault, I assure you! Lol :D
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Lies--you cut up a lot of my work in your first edit. lol
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winterkate Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Writer
I kept a lot of it! I just sliced and diced - I kept a lot of the original content. Or I tried to, anyways - did I cut away too much?
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No, no! I didn't mean it in a bad way!
It was perfect. :)
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winterkate Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Writer
Oh, awesome! Thank you so much!
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color-sekai Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
great collaboration! :D
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winterkate Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you!
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks!
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Writer
This is so beautiful! You are right, you're styles work very well together! Love it :D
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :)
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Writer
You're welcome :D
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winterkate Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you so much! :D
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