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May 16, 2011


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Daily Lit Deviations for May 17th, 2011

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Suggested by: alapip
Featured by: thetaoofchaos

thyroidal cartilagei held a bird between my hands,
swallow's throat twitching in laryngeal spasms.
when i whispered gently,
lips millimeters from its ear,
'you are mine; there is nothing you can do'
it struggled, beak clicking like talon-fingernails on porcelain
i didn't mean to let it free, i swear.
it beat me back with a single shining look;
beaded gaze bruising, breaking capillaries and
bringing blood to the surface.
i would have gotten a black eye if i wasn't careful.
i wasn't.
careful, i mean. i was never careful.
with mirrored eyes i watched it fly,
wings beating in time to my heart.
my breath was a cloud of smoke,
droplets condensing in the air and
mingling with fog and foreign substances
and atmospheric debris from the
most recent vehicular excursions
it was a white day, with a white sky and
a lake of milk. i drank all of it,
particles of protein splashing onto my sunglasses.
and then i was alone:
no bird and no lake,
just an empty heart
and a stomach full of regrets and butterflies
i still

"thyroidal-cartilage" by consolecadet

The poem offers up a mysterious muse,
an instinctive metaphor for trapping joy like a bird
in one's grasp, and what exactly it is we are left with
when our dreams hurry off from our reach.

Suggested by: LadyofGaerdon
Featured by: apple-dark

"Paper-Cuts" by RiseandBe

LadyofGaerdon says:
"Clever text alterations, whimsical subject matter
and clear imagery make for a brisk, picturesque read."
Even grammatical errors cannot take away from the
charm of this poem. It is pleasing to the eye, the
tongue, and the heart.

Featured by: thetaoofchaos

"sapience" by zebrazebrazebra

Luxurious rhythm and hypnotic alliteration
are complimented, if not contrasted by disturbing
imagery in this extremely interesting prompt-inspired poem.


Featured by: SadisticIceCream

"Marry Me?" by punkislife81

punkislife81 presents a fast-paced portrait
ofa women who is reluctant to fall in love.  The
author's prose is spurred on by its snappy dialogue,
making this a quick, enjoyable read.

Featured by: loqutor
The Neverending MonologuesThey bicker, shouting at impregnable walls.
"The Neverending Monologues" by uniquelyyours93

When communication really isn't.

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Lit-Twitter Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Chirp, it's been twittered. [link] :)
punkislife81 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Thank you so much for featuring my story! It really means a lot and I am beyond flattered (I literally started bouncing around my house squealing), thank you so so so much!!!
consolecadet Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
oh my gosh, thank you so much! <3
zebrazebrazebra Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you very much, you fluffy things!
dinshino Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
I'm new around here. Someone care to give me a crash course?
MyLastBlkRose Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Crash course in DLD or dA?
dinshino Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
MyLastBlkRose Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
If you check out my journal their are some links with information in them. (:
dinshino Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Okay, thanks.
MyLastBlkRose Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Course dear.
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