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February 6, 2013
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It follows me.
My silver skeined ghost.

An almost imperceptible thread;
only visible when you shine light
    directly upon it.
It follows me.

It rides the underground.
It hides under bridges,
Under trains.
It is woven into the spools of tar
         that form the roads between.

Inevitably if I walk too fast
it reminds me -
Like the tug of stitches in your cheek
that reminds you; you have lost your wisdom.
It reminds me.

It trips me in doorways,
when my mind is elsewhere.
If I look away from it -
           - it slips round my neck.
Another knot to throw over the beams
it mauls me without a fair chance.

I tried to sever it. I can't.
Only the corrosion of time has a chance.
So for now, I am tethered
to the fragment of my heart
that I tore out for you.

Although we have placed it in a shroud
and declared it dead,
the umbilical thrumming keeps me awake.
It does not desist;
the connection to that unwanted slab of meat.

It follows me,
to tangle me up. To haunt me.
It follows me.
and I wrote this after.

(skeined, like a skein of fabric or thread)
(lost wisdom, / wisdom teeth / realising you've made a total freaking fool out of yourself and that you look fucking ridiculous. again.)
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lizziestardust Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
so beautifully written :heart:
:D Gosh thank you lizzie!
Kazul9 Feb 9, 2013   Writer
Gorgeous. It has an ache that feels like it's ghosting around the inside of my head, even after I've read it.
Nods, thats how it feels
Svartulf Feb 8, 2013   General Artist
Thank you for sharing your word craft. :)
Magnificent work, it has a haunting appeal to it.
Thank you, thats what I was hoping for
0hgravity Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think what impresses me most about your writing is the way you convey feeling. You convey it so subtly well that I can't help feel whatever it is you're writing about. Even though I probably only feel a fraction of what is poured into the piece, it is still amazingly potent.

This piece is no exception.
Thank you... you are just so sweet. (I am still feeling bad for ranting the other day). I really appreciate you
0hgravity Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome (I wish you wouldn't - I really liked that you were honest with me).
ah, thanks :D
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