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poetry is footnotes on life by HippieHebe

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afflatus, inflatus, my morning globe,
as lithe as your impermanence.
and home! dread homes! are rabbit dugs,
spoonholed piles of mexican brick
where nothing ever touches down,
nothing here alive receives
the plains’ poor offering of gypsy light,
the ugly wind that meets the mudline.

[metaphors]
1. a mottled fence
2. and how these storms hold faceless teeth
that slat their eyes through butter-wood
then purge their guts on wintered florets
4. some freshly headless nativities,
their polyethylene skirts upturned
from violent sacks
5. and knowing i’m a souless
speck

             i lick at what is manifest
        beneath your hair
   each poison tab
a colour
acid
fire
  or lake
     a brothel
         and religious studies

i know, i know you never mean
to murder
or complete
me

but do not say “live for yourself”.
i’ve come online to see the god
that came before me.

we are so poorly married
like bookend spines of Plath and Hughes
up on the shelf
are somehow
synonymous
with love.

i’m left to my device too well,
belonging like the secret bedrock
or saplings, stoned,
hung over streams
which do not bend into your wake.

my phlebotomist believes
in what she takes,
lords in her tubes

so i am something, yet,
perhaps in tiny pieces.
i say to them:
you lay like art,
you can almost live
in words.
i am not real just because i am told as much. i am real the same way Santa Claus is real - only through faith borne of need.

Merry Christmas.
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Given 2012-12-23
windstorms and labwork by =thetaoofchaos ( Suggested by vespera and Featured by thorns )
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this is one of my very favourite things you've written <3
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thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013   Writer
thanks. I appreciate that.
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swansisters Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Congrat on DLD, this is wonderful <3
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thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   Writer
Thanks! I appreciate you coming by and reading. <3
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0hgravity Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great rhythm to this.

sounds great, though I'm still trying to discern the meaning.

congrats on the DD (I think I may have said this already...)!!
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thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012   Writer
Thanks! I'm glad you like the sounds. I am happy to note you my intentions for the meaning, if you like. :)
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0hgravity Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
perhaps once I've given it a few more reads :) thank you.
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erco71 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
congrats on the DD :clap: ..I am humbled by your amazing creative mind..wonderful piece :)
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thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Writer
I really appreciate that. Thanks. :)
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erco71 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
welcome..well deserved:)
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