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I'm choking
on the ink-dipped fingers
of verbs & metaphors
still lodged in this bruised,
paper crane throat;

the starving,
dead-flower scent
of your words,
still kissing my ribs.

How can you judge me-
when you don't bother
to read the naked poetry
beneath the temple of my flesh?

How long can butterfly
ankles hold up a
star-soaked frame?

Don't bother whispering
your secrets to nebulae,
not even the dust in my veins
will listen anymore.
I'm so tired of hearing I'm not good enough.
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tweehooligan Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
'how long can butterfly ankles hold up a star-soaked frame'
This ia a great line, simply beautiful, your whole writing style is mysterious, and longing, you are a great inspiration to me, and your art is so great!
DearPoetry Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much--that is always wonderful to hear! :) Glad to be of inspiration!
purplegrin Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
you write poetry because...

and i like this most :-)
ActsofArt Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful use of metaphors! this was lovely to read.
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :heart:
Persianmaple Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow that was heroic, 'dust in my veins..' well done, you took somewhere, not sure where but you took me.
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I hope it was somewhere good. :)
MacKennaRose Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student General Artist
I want to write something, to tell you how good this is, how it speaks to me. How it speaks of me. But saying "this is beautiful" is not enough. Because it isnt, its more, and I cannot even begin to describe it.
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh goodness, thank you! You are much too sweet!
DarkestNocte Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That was... breathtaking. I don't know how else to define it.
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