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i.
deep blue violets
curl their tongues 
through phone lines.
electric currents are no
decoy for a lover,
but they press themselves
dry onto their paper
and rinse their eyes bloodshot
on the scrape of a night glow.

ii.
their fat hearts 
drip the hours,
candle wax.
tiny flames light
like city lamps spanning
so far into the distance
that they blur
into the morning's tailspin.

when I exhale the flame's
dire ghost,
my eyelids departing their hills
awaken suns opposite the earth.

iii.
lipstick on text
is only color engulfing
speech.

it's a magic show
and we all go home 
disillusioned.

iv.
I wonder
if he'll become
swallowed by white noise
while I sleep.

my greatest fear is
the unopened letter,
the funeral beneath the sea
with the coffin covered in signatures
whose handwriting I can't decipher.

v.
sometimes every mile
kisses me goodnight
as if my bed is an altar
at which they lay their blessings.

sometimes it feels real
enough that I thank god
before I fall asleep.

vi.
even sunlight,
great mother of life,
can peel the skin from my bones.

love,
storm that it is,
is better off 
raging in a bottle.
:shrug: pretty self explanatory I suppose
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repines Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Same...
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Student Writer
:hug:
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musicismylife78 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
"electric currents are no
decoy for a lover"
Your work is stunning.
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:iconlittleblueraccoon:
littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Student Writer
:squee: Thank you!!
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straight-butch29 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so pretty I'm sharing it on hellopoetry.com. Is that okay? :love:
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:iconlittleblueraccoon:
littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Student Writer
Sure, as long as you give credit I'm cool with it! :D And thanks!
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straight-butch29 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. I did 
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13ZexyDragons Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Student General Artist
The words meld together very naturally..... I like to read under my breath, so..... Yeah. Hahah.
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:iconlittleblueraccoon:
littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Student Writer
ahaha thank you! 
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BlueLionEyes Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I am in a LDR and this is amazing stuff here. :heart:
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:iconlittleblueraccoon:
littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Student Writer
Thank you so much! :D Good luck in your relationship! It can be hard but very rewarding I think, not seeing someone often forces you to build a relationship based on more than looks or sex.
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BlueLionEyes Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I agree! As a quote I found goes, (or at least I think-) "The best kiss is the one that has been seen through the eyes 1000 times before it meets the lips." :D 

Haha, you're welcome! <3
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emsoileau Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
when I exhale the flame's
dire ghost,
my eyelids departing their hills
awaken suns opposite the earth.


this is an especially gorgeous working of words.

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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Student Writer
EEEEEK thank you so, so much!! :tighthug:
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emsoileau Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
i thoroughly enjoy seeing new deviations by you.
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literaryintoxication Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful!!
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:iconlittleblueraccoon:
littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Student Writer
thank you so much!! :huggle:
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