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this is a weekly feature in which i select ten phenomenal literature deviations that have recently caught my eye. if you have been featured, please :+fav: this journal and read the other works. now, onto the main event—



"Cup met saucer with a slight clatter. Hands trembling again, Moira set the tea aside on the coffee table in front of her then reached for her purse. It had wedged a little into a corner of the sofa and she had to tug at the strap a little to get it clear. He knew about the crayon. Oh God. Oh God. No one knew about the crayon. Jess was right. He was the real deal! Hope soared in her breast, made her heart thump painfully. She fumbled with the clasp, fished the treasured possession from its nest of soft tissue and handed it to him."


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"he is the scientist driven mad by belief, and i am the coat slung haphazardly over his shoulder, humming with unbridled tension."


Lonelinessbeneath scaffolds
it is hard
for a city to sag
from afar
you never see the pigeons flee
& when a city can offer
such warmth
there is no excuse
to leave
holding only a question
from years ago
& when
the words have gone
rubbed blank
by too many
lingering thumbs
it is hard
to trust what is left:
a pressing gust
the smallness of a voice
across the still
evening water

"& when
the words have gone
rubbed blank
by too many
lingering thumbs"


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"Albatross! Your angel wings roar
Guised as the phoenix rose.
Poised, you dwell in tar-pitched skies, a moor
Floating on blue depths: it dozed
Anxiously, flying in palace air"


the glass jardancing with mary
was like keeping several
galaxies in a jar closed tight;
we took a peek for just
a moment and the image of
stars and nebulae were forever
imprinted on our retinas.
we liked to think
that if we turned off the lights
and looked inside we might find
meteors, fireflies, paper planes,
cranes, sheet music, teacups,
soggy books, broken hearts,
broken pianos, those fifty cents
i gave to that homeless man
last tuesday. we might find
a glimpse of our future, together
or not together. in love,
or not in love. we might be druggies,
or prostitutes, bus drivers, cancer
researchers, secretaries, teachers
(if i am a teacher i will corrupt
the minds of all children, i will
let them think with their hearts
and not their minds
and this will destroy them all)

"(if i am a teacher i will corrupt
the minds of all children, i will
let them think with their hearts
and not their minds
and this will destroy them all)"


lower_casei have not read enough poetry
and i am not one to muse
or maybe think
but i do have
a question
i am one student in a freshman course
who wonders
why so many poets use only
lower case
is it artistic
is it sexy
to write as if
you do nothing but whisper
i want to be loud
i want
the survivors of death
to remember me
i will not mutter
like a fetus
trapped
undeveloped
perhaps there is
nothing to this
technicality
but there is value
in knowing how to yell
and in absolute
silence.

"i will not mutter
like a fetus
trapped
undeveloped"


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"you'll liken it to her favourite flower
blossoming on summer deserts
or the refreshing burst
of a dearly departed sun
blinking through clouds that whip
like mangy horses' tails
thrown
to the wind"


therapy is another word for coffinI crave the touch of your bag-body
like the filthy mouth of the faucet
craves mold and sediment.
My fists quaver in their pockets
like the leaves drooping from the only house-plant
I have managed to keep alive;
like the earth that splatters dark and warm
onto the kitchen floor
in a myriad of ceramic pieces.

"My fists quaver in their pockets
like the leaves drooping from the only house-plant
I have managed to keep alive;"


Mother Of AllCool orange groves, illustrate summer heat
under the scintillating star, touching the smallest
twig or a tomtit's claw, lulled by ever-long infancy
forth a new blossom of every possible living thing;
something you cannot will or will away.
Even the least sensitive person acquires a fine taste for mother earth;
less gay but more passionate, more brilliant, more durable
than love. Interrelated energy spurs through bodies, akin to move out of
ourselves, into a world of an empty brain that becomes delight, mother
nature, the narrative of us, mother of all, shouting out humans for sale
when death comes knocking.

"Even the least sensitive person acquires a fine taste for mother earth;
less gay but more passionate, more brilliant, more durable
than love."


Flower FishWritten after Harrison
(George Harrison Ford)

His eyes are like a red ring of tiny blossoms
springing from patterned navy beds.
With a sharp twist through the water he fans out behind him
a bouquet of tall violet fronds,
a forest, a ballooning flamenco skirt  
tapering white at the edges.
It is hard to tell where the tail ends and the fish starts,
like an enhancement attached all around his body
crowning him,
he is so much lesser without the tail,
so much smaller, just a blue-black comma.
Motionless, suspended in the water with
tissue-paper fins undulating,
he might as well have earned his place beside the
stolid shot glass that accompanies his tank.
A dark, odd presence hovering nearby
until he abruptly snaps back to life,
shivering and shimmering his way aggresively
to some unknown foe or food I do not know of.
Start-stop, start-stop. Hover.
Such is the sedentary and yet occupied life
of a fighting fish.

"he is so much lesser without the tail,
so much smaller, just a blue-black comma.
Motionless, suspended in the water with
tissue-paper fins undulating,
he might as well have earned his place beside the
stolid shot glass that accompanies his tank."
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Quelythe Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the feature. Several of the other pieces are tempting me, thanks for sharing.
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   General Artist
I'll make sure to savor these lovelies thoroughly :drool:

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:heart:
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glossolalias Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
~~~
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   General Artist
^_^
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leyghan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. Wonderful features. I am fave happy. :dalove:
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glossolalias Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
:heart:
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iamalazycapricorn Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much. :) :heart: Am off to check the others, they look amazing!
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glossolalias Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
no problem :heart:
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aldwarke Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
This is a very nice idea. People will find it very encouraging.
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glossolalias Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
thank you :heart:
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