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May 11, 2013
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You never said you wouldn’t lie,
just that I’d had enough.
(I always assumed I knew what that meant.)

When happiness couldn’t come
swiftly, and when love came less than softly—
when ticking clouds could no longer sustain,
I tried to fish my heart from
the crosshatched lips of unknown faces;

you simply held my hair as
I left the poisons I’d ingested
at the bottom of porcelain bowls and sinks.

You said love was leaving
but it was okay, because I’d
never love enough;

my heart would leak lies
through varicose love
as easily as my veins
overflowed at wrist-bound docks,

and I would never be able
to love more than silence.

(Now, I think I know what you meant.)

I don't really even know where this came from. However, I haven't met much inspiration lately, so I tried to keep writing until I was all out. I had someone ask me to post more poetry, so I really tried my best to turn this one out. Your thoughts would be more than appreciated! (I'm sort of undecided about this piece. I feel like the formatting and content is weak. Hopefully your feedback will help me to make appropriate revisions?)

~ Critique, as always, is much appreciated :blowkiss: ~
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bloodawni Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this, it doesn't seem weak to me at all!
Nullibicity Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh bless your soul. :tighthug:
You come and comment on some of my scraps, too?
You're... I just really appreciate all you do. :heart:

Thank you. This comment was lovely to read!
bloodawni Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha. It's only because I watch your scraps as well as everything else, so it comes to my inbox! :) :huggle:
Nullibicity Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well I'm grateful, then! :huggle:
bloodawni Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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