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Small Flame
When relocating bugs
we advise cupping your free hand around them
as you would shield the first, delicate drag
from a freshly-lit cigarette.
Protect that tiny flame from the wind.
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Crickets Chirping
The din of crickets
seems so much more earthshattering
when it is reduced
to one lonely cricket purring
his heart out
and me
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Deep Blue Sea
Opening my eyes underwater, only to see innumerable
shades of blue, blurring into one another,
sets some reflective part of me trembling.
Not in fear of the magnitude of that chaos out there in the wide ocean.
I terrorize myself.
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A Room with a View
when I walk out the door,
I look out over the houses
and watch the sun shatter
the clouds, watch the light
play on brick walls, watch
the gentle curve of the hills.
it snows, and I look up
and watch flakes hit my face,
watch them melt on my glasses,
watch the sky
I look down and watch
the sidewalk pass by.
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Fairy Tale
There's a hedgehog in my stomach,
and sometimes, she gets restless
and when she does, her quills erect
and her claws send shivers up my throat.
I live in fear that this hedgehog will escape,
and so every day, like Penelope in Ithaca,
I rebuild her cage.
And every night, she rips it up again.
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Piece of Mind
is distracting
when my body turns against me
all I can do is
turn back.
Too much of this
to drown out the static in my head
maybe I should just
tune the channel.
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In the Sun
When my breath tendrils around my face, and
dawn scrabbles for the sky,
Tears like sneezes stick in my throat;
Orion guide me home.
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In my dreams,
I am a fluttering thing,
attached to nothing - the memory of some child's hand on my string.
Around other people,
I can pretend everything's all right.
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Aubade the Third
So many dawns,
so many wakings,
not all of them
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I'm starting to forget your smile
and the sound of your heart under my ear,
she said,
a throwaway line for a throwaway love.
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Aroma of longing
a flutterby swirl of practical lust
oh if only
the sky could tilt and fall on me as I
lie on the air and dream of madness
missing and wanting, both achey heart-breaky:
is not
present; instead, hiding in the corners, out of your grasp,
clutching the remnants of your heart (a beautiful heart)
and wailing in fear
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exclusive or
You and me, baby, never quite aligned, never quite right.  
You xor me, darling,
yields something so divine, so antithetical to human nature,
so perfect.
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Aubade II
cotton on fire
sunrise over waking world--
papers left to write
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Winter Dreams
softer than the sound of your
sleeping breath, and a
slim crescent moon: your
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Mature content
Corrective lenses :iconmorbidflight:morbidflight 0 0
Fall - epilogue
And if a leaf
were to
into my outstretched palms
I would still wish upon it
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kinetic lust
Honest drops of Tuesday night
(what few there were)
drained into electric puddles
of coffee and midnight.
Mournful whistles of
. (and coffee pots)
alive, ready,
rang teasingly between the walls,
dancing in their own
kinetic waltz
of lust and touch.
All that humming in the thick
warmth of 12 o'something
was less than love
but more than just the coffee.
. (Black with one sugar. No milk. No exceptions.)
He was only 1.2 feet away from her
but in the barren wasteland of human wanting
he was a canyon and five full city streets
from touching her
Her polite laugh seemed to resound for centuries
through his high towers
of almost-did's and wanted-to's.
This man was
[sad to be losing the only thing he ever wanted more than his next breath. He lived with every mistake he ever made resting in a black shoebox under his empty bed filled with memories of 'her'. Lost in a constant kinesis of longing, hope, need, desire, regret and desperation. This kinetic sad can not go on for
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It's strange.  I'm really quite a visual person, but I focus so heavily on the words.  I think part of it is that the challenge of translating a gesture, or a thought, or a memory, into words makes it more real.  I reify as I write.

But that means there's always a bit of the idea that's lost in translation, the ineffable bit of it.

So right now when I feel like felt torn apart, I know exactly what I mean, but there's no way that you can without having my thoughts.  But if I write that it feels like tearing, like extracting fibers that are inextricably bonded, then maybe you get a bit of an idea.  But the colors are washed out.  There's this great mass in my head that will never find voice.

I keep trying, though.  Maybe someday someone will understand exactly (even if it's in eighty-five years and I'm long dead and the person thinks s/he's insane for thinking that they get it).  For that hope, I keep writing.

(This will be cross-posted because it's a bit more personal than a typical dA entry...for me at least.)
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LordCOTA Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
lol. Things, and stuff.
Cassildra Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks for the :+fav: on two pieces! Long time no talk, how ya been? :heart:
morbidflight Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
They're good! I've been doing pretty well, I think. Just starting a masters program (so yeah, it has been a while...). I tend to pick up writing when I'm stressed, so I pop by dA every so often. You?
Cassildra Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional Writer
That's great to hear! :D

I just broke some writer's block, so I hope to be back for a while. :)
morbidflight Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Yay on breaking the writer's block!
I think I've accepted that my dA habits are intermittent, and that's ok.
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carosene Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student Writer
Thaaaaaaaaaaaaank you for faving TCAST! <3 I hope you enjoy!
Tatami Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
write more!
morbidflight Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I try, but I'm only a sometime poet. :blushes:
Tatami Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
i hope someday you're less of a sometime poet and more of an oftentimes poet. Your messages and expressions of the messages are beautiful.
Tap-Photo-and-Co Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You're being featured overhere [link] :nod:
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