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I gathered wild grief stricken boys
And stored them in glass jars
Their moon shine eyes hooded,
Under the train tracks red light glow
Much like the local strip of neon slit sidewalks.
I realized I was not so much the Doreen in my queer little life
So much as I was Esther.
When I’d take slugs of cheap wine whilst reading the classics
And writing obscure essays and analysing dead poets
Licking the burgundy liquid from my wrists
And mopping up the spilled ink
With my frayed sleeves.
The autumn air smells of rot and I can’t help but reminisce
About bonfires in old abandoned warehouses
Where we’d run across open fields that split the sky
Open and twisted it into
Something like a looking glass
Except there’s no fire in your eyes.
Just watered down sonnets about girls who work at diners
For minimum wage, who get into cheap bars,
And drink martinis with rich business men.
Maybe we were born to be the lost generation
Or maybe silver linings
Are just the silver refracted in our skulls
But I can’t help but ache for those days
Where the moon hangs like a cadaver
Draping my telegraph limbs
in sacrilege and crystal castles.
I don't know what this is, either way it's something I managed to scribble down during my free period of independent study.
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student Writer
This is amazing. :heart:
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ArteriumChoatius Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Imagery is good, love it.
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Fuck, this is gorgeous.
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LightningIdle Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Gorgeous imagery. c:
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This beautiful piece was featured here: untamedunwanted.deviantart.com…!
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grew-up-a-screw-up Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much, I'm so honored that you'd feature me c:
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Mandi7MM Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student Photographer
Stunning!
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Your fantastic work has been featured in Friday Night Features.
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grew-up-a-screw-up Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for the feature!
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UndertheShaydeWood Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Oooooooooooooo!  Envy seeps from my every joint!
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UndertheShaydeWood Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Shit! That my scribbling's could be so esoteric and deeply motivating, and frightening. Your imagery from start to last moves with twisted yet perfect harmony - that such disjointed fragments could combine to create a whole far surpassing each individual contribution astounds me. Especially as you call it brief scribbling's during a period of independent study.  Your mind must be a kaleidoscope of splintered images whirling about deep ideas and horrid beauty.
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reechy Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student Writer

"maybe we were born to be the lost generation" <3

I really love this, just your style of writing, the imagery, everything

 

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Sne-aks Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is positively gorgeous.  Your use of imagery just paints an interesting picture and I really like the flow of it all.  Like liquid honey.
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svenspade09 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013

(There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. George Carlin) Yet on nights like that the mind is most alive and words like souls hunt the pages they inhabit nether wisdom or folly just chilling carrying a different meaning but touching all.

 

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zuu-dovahkiin Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yet another beautiful poem. You always store such powerful imagery.
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StrikeTheMadness Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional Writer
For some reason, this poem feels like home to me. Thank you so much for sharing.
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Emmaessence Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I used to get like this alot in the past writing, not knowing what the result was. But in the end became happy with the works for the sound of the language itself, I feel this in this work. 
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