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i am not a goddess
nor do i
believe i wish to
be one.

i think
i'd rather be a half-forgotten
fairy tale
or a girl with opium
eyes and a
glass tongue;
an angel
who doesn't believe in
god, an
angel who
kisses demons with lips
that whisper poetry as artificial
as the mannequins in a
department store.

i want wings:
appendages stitched from
dying butterflies
and the feathers you
can find on
the ground - dirty,
ripped, but still
beautiful.

and i would soar
higher and higher
until i
couldn't breathe
and buy up
all the stars.

if i am being
honest,
i fall in love with
dragon girls
and wolf boys
much like the way a candle
melts; fast, hot, and dripping
wax down the side.

but
for now
i just want to fit
between these ugly bones
and the too-tight skin
that stretches across them.
i just really
don't feel like myself
and some days it
drives me mad.
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demonicbutterflies Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The imagery is amazing :D
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scarheart123 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Wow nice work
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Flip-Cobbler Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My personal favorite out of all your beautiful works. :heart:
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Bohax Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely beautiful. Sad, dark, and beautiful :) 
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014   General Artist
but you are your most beautiful self
when you sow together such sublime
displays of art and depth and loveliness
never forget that bridget darling :tighthug:
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moonbeamthewolf33 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:clap:
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LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is lovely. I really like the imagery, though it's sad at the end.
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SleepyWishes Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
I love the second-to-last stanza. :) You're an inspiration to us all!
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Rainbowhare Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Some beautiful imagery in this. I really felt it, thanks. :) 
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mythgirl61 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I tip my hat to you amazingly talented writer.
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thefray142 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Thank You
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silverwindcafe Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING
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otterboop Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Love this! :D
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Ag-Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
You're so goddamn talented. I just don't even know what else to say.
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much!
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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Waffles-Of-Gondolyn Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I think I agree. Perfection scares me. XP Just be your beautiful imperfect self, that's who you were created to be. (; 
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thank you <3
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Waffles-Of-Gondolyn Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! Btw, I love your icon. (;
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Lazebe Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I enjoyed how the narrative builds itself up and then cuts itself off at the knees in the end. This piece was well paced and interesting to read. Thanks for sharing :)
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I wasn't sure if the way it ended was okay but I'm glad to hear that. Thank you :)
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Lazebe Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I feel like you ended it the right way. You're very welcome.
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starrysky963 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist
This is gorgeous. :heart: I love the similes and images, and just about everything about this. Lovely. Truely lovely. 
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! For once, I was actually okay with how my writing turned out.
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slycooperfan Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student Writer
I love the imagery - your words bring magic.
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :heart:
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Phalanxifor Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is bloody amazing. 
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I actually like this one as well.
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ZombiClutz Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolute Perfection my dear.
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you <3
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someonesecho Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
it's beautiful. and i don't use that word lightly.
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
why thank you so much :heart:
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ShinHyeHwang Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its beautiful.
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you.
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gammel-sjel Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I've just watched you a couple months ago and I'm in love with your poetry. Like, I want to marry it! That's how good it is!!! Oh my goodness~ :iconcannotevenplz:
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, thank you so much! That means a lot to hear :)
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gammel-sjel Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
No problem~ :huggle:
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tredbtch Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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crystallized-skies Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You always have a way with words. Beautiful work. 
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you <3
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Fall-Like-Angels Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Everything your write seems to describe me. And i love every single word of it.
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Maybe we're the same person and this is all just a parallel universe.
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Fall-Like-Angels Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like that idea. *nods*
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xXToxicGhostXx Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
your poetry never stops surprising me, in the nicest way possible :)
keep up the beautiful work.
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Well I'm glad someone thinks so.

Thank you :)
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xXToxicGhostXx Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :)
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Sometimesyousuck123 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Student General Artist
.....so beautiful.....
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks!
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