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Daily Lit Deviations for January 8th, 2013
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Featured by: =TwilightPoetess
The Prince's Last WifeIt must be confusing
to lie down every night
not sure if you were going to be with
the man or the bear.
Sure, he's always been a man by night,
but then he's a bear by day,
with those big, sad, polar eyes,
still trying to control his massive limbs
like he's the master of his own destiny.
And yet you find those white hairs
on your good clean sheets,
on your silk pajamas,
mingled in your morning tea,
which is always waiting,
hot and steaming,
despite the fact he can't carry it in his paws.
And he watches you dressing yourself,
pulling on layer after layer, wool and wire,
because he shoots the cold
right through you,
with a nu
The Prince's Last Wife by *KarlyNoelleAbreu
This lovely poem, based on a fairy tale,
will leave readers pondering until the
very end, and for days after reading.
Featured by: =LadyofGaerdon
Grass on your knees and water on my feet.The sky was a deep overwhelming blanket tucked into the spots our limbs couldn't
fill, and the stars were the brewing passion burning through the bruised fragments
of me, gobbling up all of my fear in flickers to tickle my secrets until they cried
mercy and gave themselves up to be saved by the gentle graze of your hands.
You filled and overfilled my arms until there was no room for me to hug the trees
anymore, but the wind carried my affection which moved the branches to find the
will to reach out to the sky, slowly caressing the invisible clouds back and forth,
forth and back, and the perfect crescent moon married them over and over
"Grass on your knees and water on my feet." by ~theshadowkissedgirl
Exquisite stream-of-consciousness creates
a dizzying tapestry of imagery and
emotion perfect for diving into head-first.
Featured by: `thetaoofchaos
Creep by ~melodysnow
The poetic maladies pile up quickly
for the writer in this well penned moment
of preoccupied confusion and erotic dread.
Featured by: =SilverInkblot
WherewithalOnce I met a girl who carved the world flat just to tell me I was beautiful.
It went without warning, in the morning when we left our sheets and searched for a bed of leaves beneath my mother's apple-tree; I settled crooked as she leaned against my side, and even as my muscles cramped I wouldn't shift her burden from my shoulders even to walk a free girl again. I was the real Atlas, the true one so willing as to ask to bear the weight of the world on her back for all of time, and you wouldn't know it to look at a ghost like me.
August, I said to her, and when I waited for her calling voice to come back I couldn't stop thinking about the way
Wherewithal by =whatpumpkins
The beautiful writing in this
piece puts an ache in my
chest in the very best way.
Featured by *doodlerTM
Preparations"Honestly...I'm a little scared," she admitted.
"Don't worry about it," he reassured her. "It's nothing to be afraid of."
"It's different for you; you've done all of this before. I-I haven't. It's my first time, so I have no idea what to do." She was so nervous that she was shaking, but at the same time her cheeks were flushed with excitement.
"Stop worrying, babe. Just follow my lead and you'll do fine."
When she looked at him, she could see it in his eyes. He was ready to go, but she was holding him back. She was still afraid, but he was worth it. If he was ready to go there, then so was she.
"Alright then," she took a deep breath in a
Preparations by ~FillInTheBlankStares
A preposterous flash fiction
with a twist of an ending.
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