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Poetry [May. 2nd, 2005|08:50 pm]
Twitchy Love

twitchylove

[anna_salem]
[mood |creative]
[music |ELO: "Sweet Talkin' Woman"]

Pieces

Watchful eyes, one a little slower than the other,
Seeing the same sights, witnessing the same faces,
and yet imperfect, dispised, even feared.

Belonging to a thin face, pinched cheeks to
Bring some color to the surface,
and yet pale, sallow, cold as death.

See her as a whole, a person,
With thoughts, feelings stronger than average,
and yet empty, seen in parts, fractured.

Lazy eye moves out of sync, tries to get away,
Escape from the scrutiny of perfection's cruel gaze,
and yet unable to; trapped, studied, quivering, and
Determined.

pins, needles, and paws

Rat tails, not puppy dog's tails,
That's what little boys are made of.
Girls are patches of fabric
Sprinkeled with cinnamon and sugar.

A lonely teardrop sends the pack
Skittering, scattered
And the girl in the tattered
Victorian gown makes a new friend.

Their own little worlds
Self-Sufficient spheres, yet lacking
Humanity, thrust together
A collision neither
Can deny.
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-06-19 02:50 pm (UTC)
Absolutely beautiful poetry. Stunning, really (and almost a crime that nobody's commented on it so far). Such evocative imagery, presented (appropriately enough) in scattered memory-fragments, like glittering pieces of shattered stained-glass. Needless to say, you're extraordinarily talented.

It's funny, you know; I was just thinking the other day about what a great couple Willard and May would've made, and then I stumble across this terrific community. I'd join in a heartbeat - only I don't have a Livejournal. :( Don't suppose you'd consider making a sister group for it on Yahoogroups?

- Amelia (http://www.fictionpress.com/~ameliamangan)
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[User Picture]From: rockstarsex
2005-11-13 09:12 am (UTC)
I love it. Thank you for sharing.
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[User Picture]From: tiptoe_kd
2007-09-22 02:53 am (UTC)
Lovely poetry!
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From: pyandpranny
2013-01-29 11:52 pm (UTC)


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