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They say to close your mouth and open your eyes to the wonder(land)
but we are blind to all but the heart(ache/break)


green eyes lost in a shell of black
black in the soul and the eyes and the bones of a lackadaisical heroine amid the weariness of breath

Here the books have faces

and places
and smoke has a voice whispering in my ear
of goblins and ghouls and the devils of day

but I prefer the night.

And there are long pipes made of glass and enigma(tic smiles)
that leak dreams of psychedelia

& papier-mâché clouds of three-eyed felines with claws dripping in venom


& halls lined with men without mouths and the last vestiges of spirit free from
the ever-turning [emotionally-volatile hormonal teenager]-esque world where the only steadfast companion is the infinitely-faceted daughter of Doubt and Faithlessness:
Change.

The hunters go out with their hounds and their spidey senses but
still there is no true escape to be found
no way out of the paralyzation that is life
and the universe
and everything,
the paradox of our endless contradiction as we drag
our ailing, wailing minds forward on the highway
to bliss {noun: an undefinable solace of clarity and peace disagreed by all who share}

so the cries of the lonely echo between my ears and above my throat
and there’s a loudness to the murmurs smudged beneath my skin and around my eyes


and malaise in the fumes of musk and jasmine
creeping over my lip in græy mist
yet an eye-corner glimpse
and the trace of a whisper
reveal in this muddled, blurry existence
one

angel
alone



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moderndayEmilyDickinsonThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
yesterday at 12:47 am:
I love this. Almost all the poems I've read are my favorites. But I have some poems are my favorite favorites. And this is one of my favorite favorites. Your poem is just ... wow and amazing. Thank you for sharign this.
 
moderndayEmilyDickinsonThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
today at 12:38 pm :
sharing*, sorry. also, congarts on having the editors choice on it!
 
Isabel A. replied...
today at 8:27 pm :
Thank you so much!  I'm really happy you liked it, and so honored to be part of your favorite favorites. :)
 
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