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(Contains: sexual themes)
and sometimes i can’t drown out the noise
—another couple shots;
the only thing left: a lingering agoraphobic ache,
medicated staccato shake.

and there are numbers lying on my desk,
but i can’t add subtract- a simple divide to pay the bills.
and there’s a dead man staring back: i buried him
in the curve of my spine, but he has crawled up each vertebra,
scaled the well of my pupils.

and i can’t masturbate with you in my head—
this Freudian assault on my senses
—but i want to sleep until this massacre has passed: this sallow, waxen-
stop- acrid fear lodged in the back of my throat, and it’s so heavy.

and my hands tear habitually at my face, rip through my hair;
and i can’t stand the circumference of my neck waist thighs;
these disfigured emotionally-stunted cum stains:
gaping empty eyes staring up—
somewhere beyond the horizon is a vestigial white hope.
edited, again..
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BeyondJen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Pretty, sweet things are often no match for raw reality.
I like this a lot. Congrats on the DLD! :clap:
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melodysnow Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Thank you. <3
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BeyondJen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome (:
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midnight-music Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
The imagery in this is absolutely gorgeous, though emotionally brutal. Congratulations on the very well-deserved DLD!
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melodysnow Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thank you so much. <3
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Hfeather53 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
fuck... congrats on the DLD... quite deserving

sometimes things call for sweetness... but there's nothing wrong with brutal honesty... and it's rather refreshing <3
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melodysnow Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Thank you. <3
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DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Your wonderful literary work has been chosen to be featured by DailyLitDeviations and has been selected as our "Pick of the Day". It is featured in a news article here: [link] and on our main page.

Keep writing and keep creating.
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melodysnow Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Thank you so much!
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thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Writer
i think you should post more often when you're drinking, especially if delicious verse like this will be a direct result.

but i want to sleep until this massacre has passed
:heart:
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melodysnow Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Haha, thank you. ^^
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love the reality of this. And a lot of the time, beautiful and poignant is better than pretty and sweet :heart:
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melodysnow Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Thank you. :heart:
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Congrats on the deserved DLD! You're so fantastic :love:
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melodysnow Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
..thank you :huggle:
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0hgravity Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I liked the sound of this line medicated staccato shake

and the haunting nature of this image:
and there’s a dead man staring back: i buried him
in the curve of my spine, but he has crawled up each vertebra,
scaled the well of my pupils.
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melodysnow Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thank you. The medicated staccato shake is my favorite line, too. ^^ The rest of it... I don't even know... XD
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0hgravity Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)

hehe, I like the rest of it too.
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melodysnow Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
:heart:
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