the fortune teller

October 17, 2013
By east_of_ada DIAMOND, Tomball, Texas
east_of_ada DIAMOND, Tomball, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"As for me, I am a watercolor. I wash off." (via Anne Sexton,"For My Lover, Returning To His Wife")

"I think I made you up inside my head.'' (via Sylvia Plath, "Mad Girl's Love Song")

"You called it cosmic; I thought it was icy." (via Ada Coen)


i kissed your lips, I can taste the wine, from the times
at the table, after i washed your feet,
my hair dank from the duty. On my knees, i felt you touch my crucifix
stroke my coverings, say it’s okay, he is my savior.
But your touch was not soft, there was nothing gentle about God’s love
After you choked me with my chain
nailed that crucifix within me; I can only fan so much before my
arms lag, the winds will stop blowing north, your star will soon
disappear
under the guise of a supernova.

The three silver knobs beneath my eyes
constellation draco, are not your star,
not a map to lead you to a dying mother,
lulling to reapers in
childbirth.

Mary.
Take me out to the mercy road, where I can repent
of this love
it is too powerful, too powerful, My thoughts are not what they are;
a patron of the lost, can you find me, help me.

my knees are bruised, my soul is weak
blood is the ink that writes on the parchment
you’ll bind it up with torn strands
of my hair.

irises are tired, yet they keep finding themselves
face-to-face
with fragments of the stars
that have fallen.
(angels, not stars, but I won’t tell you that,
knowledge jesus shouldn’t know)
they are not stars, i am not a star
we’ve discussed
only tidbits of cosmos live within me,
but you’ve taken the hills on my collars so literally
so what can i do other than let the light
burn out of my eyes; you can kiss a shell, suck
out the dust you don’t have.

the star marks leave grey burns on the skin,
the romans knew,
the leech you were
so they pinned you to my crucifix and all i had ever ordained
(it was meant as a wish, but it did occur, it did)
came to pass.


The author's comments:
"God owns heaven but He craves the earth."

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on Nov. 5 2013 at 11:06 pm
east_of_ada DIAMOND, Tomball, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"As for me, I am a watercolor. I wash off." (via Anne Sexton,"For My Lover, Returning To His Wife")

"I think I made you up inside my head.'' (via Sylvia Plath, "Mad Girl's Love Song")

"You called it cosmic; I thought it was icy." (via Ada Coen)

awh, thank you boo. you're still just as lovely. it means so much that you view me in such a way

Mckay ELITE said...
on Oct. 23 2013 at 2:32 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

The depth is this poem is unreal. I find it difficult to believe a young teenager, if I'm not mistaken a 17 yr old, wrote this magnificent poem. Only the elite can write with such dexterity and knowledge and soul. All of the allusion referring the the crucifixion of Jesus add jaggedness and innoncence to the poem, with all its romance and fustration. Congrats on another well-deserved Editors' Choice, Ada. By the way, I love the quote you added in the writer's quote.


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