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The air is smooth and thin,
running over my shoulders like buttermilk,
I melt,
curling wax fingers
and smoke escaping my oak tree bones,
I don't know where I'll end up yet but
I know I'm close,
and I know I'm close because I'm still breathing,
inhaling that charred floral scent
where dahlias are breeding in the curves of my collarbone
and lilacs are blooming between each vertebrae,
intertwining with every rib, climbing them like strands of DNA,
oh you know I wouldn't mind if you used my ribs for a ladder,
go ahead and use me up like some sort of construction worker,
for my body is yours to take, my heart to break,
but I should let you know now that this love is a disease,
it will leave you in ruins with teeth like Aztec tombs rotting inside your mouth,
and it will leave your hands forming empty circles in the sky where the stars should be,
but all of this is okay because when we're together I can see the moon in your eyes
and the sun in your lips,
when they dare form a smile, your kiss ignites my shadows and
sheds light in upon my darkness,
it's like the whole world is exploding but I couldn't care less
because I've got your luminescence trapped inside my glass jar lungs
so as I breathe, I may be smoking sundown cigarettes,
but I can feel the dawn breaking beneath each exhale
and I can feel the warmth of your skin brushing against my soul
as we become ghosts in the midst of this collapsing galaxy.

inspired by fresh and dangerous love, the state of the world, and overwhelming change
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Sigma-Echo-Seven Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Writer
"inhaling that charred floral scent
where dahlias are breeding in the curves of my collarbone
and lilacs are blooming between each vertebrae,
intertwining with every rib, climbing them like strands of DNA,"

This is beyond wonderful.
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blackdahlia911 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Ohh thank you :heart:
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WolfxButterfly Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Writer
I am a huge fan of yours, and this is probably my favorite poem by you thus far. So vulnerable and lovely. I especially love the first five lines. :heart: Keep up the great work!
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blackdahlia911 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Wow! That means a lot!!! Thank you so much for all your support :heart:
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Eremitik Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Damn...Your imagery is stunning. As I read through this, the beauty of your words leapt off the page and danced. These are the ones that stood out for me-

"where dahlias are breeding in the curves of my collarbone"

"it will leave you in ruins with teeth like Aztec tombs rotting inside your mouth"

"I can see the moon in your eyes
and the sun in your lips,
when they dare form a smile, your kiss ignites my shadows"


"I've got your luminescence trapped inside my glass jar lungs
so as I breathe, I may be smoking sundown cigarettes,
but I can feel the dawn breaking beneath each exhale"
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blackdahlia911 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Oh thank you! Your comments are always so wonderful :heart:
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Eremitik Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
My pleasure.
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