and there i was,

by hiraeth   Nov 27, 2020


in the city of a thousand suns;
you swell the most at the seams
like a washed-up whale carcass
ripening to the point of failure,
even in death, you’ll make a bang.
and dead you were –
you smiled at me,
with rosy lips.

i stepped forward,
drawn between the thorns that
grew between your teeth, and
the aroma of wildflower honey
you drown your words in.

you opened your mouth wider,
i peered in, wondering where
the bees were kept –
with jagged teeth,
you bite down.
severing the head from
body –

like a capillary wick,
my tongue draws from
my heart, refilling my
mouth with one last
ode to you.

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  • 1 month ago

    by Emi

    I'm truly blown away by this. For some reason my heart is literally beating out my chest... Wow!

  • 1 month ago

    by Star

    For some reason this reminds me of our last collab lol

    Anyways this feels like it came out of a book, like there is a story before it, and continues after it. The word choice is amazinggg!!! This is dark and deep.
    If there is more to the story, I hope we get to read more of it ^_^

  • 1 month ago

    by Rania Moallem

    <3 your word choice and imagination always sound like something magical, like out of this world <3

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