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and the turpentine
      (which doesn't smell like
      pine or lavender but
      paint thinner)

leaves a film over my fingers
and i start to wonder if i've
inhaled too much, if i’ve
breathed in too much, if i’ve
licked my fingers recently

pizza grease and paint taste the same
      if you close your eyes and
      running out of memory was never so easy
as when you did it for me

flip the bloody pillow to the clean side
to hide the pretentious nature of suicide
and if you don't stop to think
blood tastes a lot like kerosene and

these life receipts are piling up in the office, sir
would you like me to find a shredder because
we both know we’d all be better

              off without their heads and keep on singing

loud as brontide
soft as butterflies

but in the end it’s all silent, all tired, all tried
13 March 2017
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AlpinusTheFox Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love the real taste of this poem, I don't know, I just feel like it could have so many interpretations,  and the scensory details your using are so creative and vivid, wonderful work &, keep up the beautiful writing <3
and-speak Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
it's comments like these that inspire me to do so <3 thank you so much 
peaseblossoms Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
loud as brontide
soft as butterflies
magic magic magic.
and-speak Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
inthespacebetween Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
I love this so much like it's so eloquent and kind of doesn't make sense but at the same time does and fits together perfectly?? It's beautiful <3
and-speak Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
im afraid much of my poetry doesn't make sense at first (and some never do) ^_^ <3
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