strengtha week after i graduated high schoolstrength by FrayedHeartString
as i was going into mary's graduation party
her father stopped me and said,
"selina, you've done so well, you're very talented.
i can't wait to see what you do in the future.
we expect great things from you."
and i told him thank you
but all i could think was,
if i don't kill myself,
it was been two years
i am in college now
survived an emotionally abusive ex(ass)hole
on scholarship for track
met exceptional people
cried a lot
laughed a lot,
gotten stupidly drunk with my favorite people
and learned to love in new ways
i am not that same girl anymore
who almost didn't even make it
to her first year of college
i grew a strength
in my bones
and mary's dad is right
i will do great things
because i am the greatgreat granddaughter of athena
and i was born
in my bones
Indie-ana Jones and the color crusaderand we kept falling in loveIndie-ana Jones and the color crusader by creativelycliche
with antiseptic, and the wounds
that made it necessary,
using the other's breath
to keep us warm
her cicada soul was mine in
attachments, my bones
her very favorite things
but every breath we shared
candid in the capillaries
of puritan commitment
and funerary perfume;
our very lips should taste of death,
but to all our terrifying, tearable
it could taste like every moment
we had left,
like something we could not
how do we know who
bruised who, when we were sharing
every sundered vein
underneath our shirts and the hands
we ran between them
because every time you hit me,
you would kiss it better,
and every time you kissed me,
you would leave a scar,
your thorn-laden tongue held back
for when you knew
you'd need it.
we were an explosive,
waiting to destruct,
shrapnel for our souls with hand grenade
hearts, our fingers tugging
at the pins.
she was the rose with torn off peta
space on the spectrumand then she becamespace on the spectrum by creativelycliche
an iron core defined by general relativity
and escape velocity aspirations,
to want to skip like a rock through time,
blank spaces colored in with stolen
ideologies and anti-melodies, all
canticle-flavored, steam-based electricity,
this solar tech ingrained inside her skin
she could be a ghost
made of cybernetic sex appeal and
ångström level curves,
floating along the magnetic strips,
the parabolic arches of our
she is made of wires and
shocks of fading skin,
coding inhibition into her irises,
speaking dichotomies of one-zero-zero-one,
she is light reflected off this stellar home, and
she says "breathe in this atmospheric
ozone, love, and we
will teach ourselves to drown."
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I pretty much never do these things no matter who tags me (I just can't be bothered) but tiajones is a sweetheart and I was just sitting around, otherwise. Cheers, guys.
1. Grab the book nearest to you, and turn to page 18, and find line 4.
"You have a head on your shoulders when you choose to use it." (The Eye of the World, by Robert Jordan)
2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What can you reach?
A bunch of AA batteries.
3. What is the last thing you watched on tv?
The movie "The Brass Teapot", but that was on Netflix. Actual television I last watched was The Michael J Fox Show.
4. Without looking guess what the time is.
5. Now look at the clock. What is the actual time?
12:18 Boss. Although I've been checking the time fairly frequently, so.
6. With the exception of the computer, what else can you hear?
All the traffic on Grand Avenue. My noisy-ass refrigerator.
7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
Ran to Walmart so that I wouldn't starve.
8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at?
9. What are you wearing?
Jeans and a shirt with a Vonnegut quote on it.
10. Did you dream last night?
I don't remember anything from last night's dreaming.
11. When did you last laugh?
Suppose I laughed a bit playing a game earlier.
12. What are on the walls you are in?
A calendar for 2013. Nothing else.
13. Seen anything weird lately?
Nothing particularly worth noting.
14. What do you think of this quiz?
'eh. I don't ever do these, even if people tag me. Too much work.
15. What was the last film you saw?
That aforementioned "The Brass Teapot".
16. If you became a multimillionaire overnight, what would you buy?
All kinds of things. I'd pay off my mom's house and give her enough money to retire. I have a rather specific idea for my own dream house, so I'd go ahead and build that. Be as charitable as possible and put enough away/invest enough that I wouldn't have to work. That's the dream.
17. Tell me something about you that I don't know.
Until I had surgery on it in high school, I had a condition called Ankyloglossia, or I was 'tongue tied'. I don't know. Most people don't know that about me.
18. If you could change one thing about the world what would it be?
I can never decide, and I've given it quite a bit of thought. Not nothing, though.
19. What do you want to learn in the future?
How to live with myself all the time.
20. George Bush:
21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
I've always liked the names Khyber and Amberle. Stealing names from long-running fantasy series for the win.
22. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
Umm. Julian, maybe. I don't know, is it terrible to name them after a character you created? It probably is.
23. Would you ever consider living abroad?
Probably not. Visiting, maybe, but I couldn't do it for more than a few weeks, at most.
24. What do you want God to say when you reach the pearly gates?
25. Tag six people who must also do this in THEIR journal: