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Don't Give me a Reason to Sell My SoulDon't give me a reason to sell my soul, she should have said.
Instead, she just stared at the man on the screen in front of her, the man with his long, drooping skin, tired eyes, haggard face and balding head. He was hardly the admiral we had once known. She said "I don't have any desire to do it," and then quickly, "but I'll follow my orders, if you give them to me."
There was fright in her eyes. She gripped the edges of the captain's chair and bit her cheek, fighting off inevitable tears. But not here. She couldn't cry now. People relied on her to be strong. What people she wasn’t sure, but someone, somewhere, surely. She had to believe that.
"Those are your orders," the man said, sinking heavily into his chair. "I trust you'll carry them out."
She snapped off communications with ill-hid despair. Her blonde hair, thin and almost colorless, hung around her face like a fallen halo, fading with every sin. Her lips were tight, her cheeks drawn, and her eyes stared out of bru

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supernovae"Wouldn't it be great if we could watch a star explode?"
It was just like her to say that. The violence of another world's ending was, to her, poetic. If our own sun exploded, I think she'd open up her arms to embrace it.
"I don't know that I'd want to be that close," I said.
"That's the cool part. You wouldn't have to be." But she still didn't think we were close enough.
That was how we always ended up like this, sitting in a car, driving to nowhere, with nothing but the sound of the tires on the highway and the company of the stars above us. She couldn't sit still long enough to color in the details, so we never did. We just kept driving.
She leaned back in the passenger seat and kicked her feet up, staring at the ceiling of the car as if it wasn't there.
"When stars exploded a long time ago, they painted pictures of them and wondered if the gods were looking down on them. What do you think we'll do when we get to see one?"
"Take a picture."
She shot an expression at me that I

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Suggested by hypermagical
Featured by BeccaJS

may as well buy another packcollapse, and breathe into the carpet:
sunday mornings are not
for falling apart, but damn
the amphorics, this
is not an atmosphere.
you fell in love like you always
wish you didn't, made all their
smiles replaceable, interchangeable,
fell asleep with shadows and kept
drinking, just letting yourself sleep
with blue pills
and tried not to scream.
(keep this image in your head:
fire and nectarines, a sudden jerk
of realization, inspiration
breaking your neck and leaving you forever
breaking bones is not so different
from breaking hearts - it's all about
the leverage, the angle, the mode
of attack
(and at least it wasn't personal; 
it can color in your own guilt
for starting lines and never ending

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A special paperback edition of "Selling the Sunrise" can also be purchased here! If you purchase a copy, a review would do my heart kind!

.: It's Been a Minute

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 10:33 PM
Hello everyone,

I've not been as active on here as I once was, although I am still at least posting the occasional poem. The truth is most of my poetry and energy has been going to my latest project, which I have been working on for a while but which has become basically the sole focus of my artistic energies lately. That piece is ::HORIZONS::. 

I once said that like a new album coming out, the ::HORIZONS:: era ushered in a time of a different voice in my poetry, a new 'sound'. It does, and it did. I call a lot of my stuff 'glitch' or at least 'glitchy', and that's what the upcoming collection aims to be. A glitch collection, or at least a strange one. It will be miles away from my last collection (which btw you can still get for free on goodreads, or if you prefer you can buy a special print edition (I also do signed copies at request))

There is still some time before ::HORIZONS:: will see publication. I think I want to do something kinda cool about it given the conceptual nature of the book and the 'story' I'm telling in it. 

What I'm saying is: I'm alive. I'm working. And I hope you're excited to get a look at a large collection of previously unreleased and unread poetry.

Finally, if you haven't seen it, here is the current version of the cover art: (It's gone through like 400 different revisions)
HORIZONS cover by creativelycliche

peace and love everybody,

-Joshua C Geiger, aka creativelycliche

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Hello! I'm creativelycliche! In addition to the hundreds of poems and pieces of short fiction here, I am also the author of seven novels. I self-published a digital collection of poetry in 2011 and a book of short stories in 2010. Both can be downloaded for free on goodreads. Writing is what I do. Thanks for coming by my page, and I hope there's something here you like!

And you, dear reader, who has stumbled upon my humble page in the vast hollows of the internet, I think you've got all the potential in the world to be who you want to be.

I wish you luck on all of today's endeavors. (and never give up the dream!)


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creativelycliche [has] a fiercely intelligent mind which shows in his work. -Aerode

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