moondust.we live in a world where our lungs are black and outlined with angry streaks of red. we plant diseases and destruction in the holes of our stomachs and watch them grow they shoot up fast and clog up our throats with ashy leaves.our fingernails are ripped, jagged edges digging into pale skin and leaving white hot lines in their wake. our wings are crumpled, feathers bent and pressing into the expanse of our backs they're the weights on our shoulders, and there's no space left for anything else.your tongue is cracked and so is mine. words no longer form, sounds no longer rise. dreams and wishes fall into the cracks as nig
Star SwallowerShe'san enigma.her head, a stadium drowning with applause. yet its seats are empty like the notebookswhere armies of words should be marching.instead she dismantles clocksthinking she can play with time.behind the mountains lurks a darker reasoninga twisted labyrinth of rationalizationshidden from the suns brilliance.Years alone beneath the bleached fluorescent reading those already dancing in the moonlight.she is living a literary half-life through themhiding from the symmetry of the writer.licking salty rocks of excuses.saving her secrets for posthumous excavation.decades of productivity left for moths to chew.you're throw
Light Up Their Eyes: LadyofGaerdon Hello and welcome to the second article in the Light Up Their Eyes series, honouring the birthday of ~LadyofGaerdon!Known and loved for her work at =DailyLitDeviations, #Lit-Visual-Alliance and #TalentedWritersGuildshe is, indeed, a Lady in the true meaning of the word! And don't just take my word for it; here's what others have to say about her::iconKneeling-Glory: ~LadyofGaerdon is a force of positivity here that the Lit community would be remiss to underestimate. Her comments are always helpful and honest, and se dedicates herself 100% to whatever project she decides to undertake. And let's not forget her beautiful ability with words!:iconSadisticIceCream: She is one of the sweetest, friendliest deviants I've come across, mostly because she's so iincredible selfless. She's got her fingers in so many projects and groups around the site, like =DailyLitDeviations, all of which work to promote the art of fellow dA members. And s
I took offMy day off. I stand in sunlight without asking.I can watch it being day.The mud is soft and cool at home. I'd bury well without a casket, I’ll be a naked pill for earth.I build a garden box from wood,smash my thumb.Red bell peppers;too late for lettuce.I had a premonitionI would live like this.No one will remember me.I’ll forget by Tuesday.
The CatThe cat turns oncemakes a small warm den in the bend of my knees,and bathes a whileall needle teeth and sandpaper tonguewith the grey brush of your chinagainst mine in the young part of the daythe sleepy salmon-colored dawnwhen you would wake to me in the bend of your armsand the cat would rise and move awaybut now she stays.
the trans-, the pan- and the asexual. i.They saidHe couldn't feel like a boyAnd a girlAt the same time. So he grew his hair longWith colorful dreadlocksAnd wore eyelinerBut kept his name. ii.They told her thatShe could either love boysOr girlsOr both.Not everyone.So she fell in loveWith the boy whoWas born as a girl. iii.He didn't feel loveFor the girl with the large chest.Or the boy with the sparkling eyes.But that didn't meanHe didn't love themIn his own way.If that boy's way of loving isInvisible,And the boy with the long hair and eyeliner's way of loving isInvisible,And the girl who had a taste for personality, not ge
SummerEllie,Summer is coming, you feel it in six year old bones sheltered beneath skin paled by flourescent lights and dusty shelves. She will call to you and attempt to lure you in with the promise of dry, dusty heat cooled by southern breezes; but you, so unlike your boisterous siblings, will dig in your heels and bury yourself deeper within tales with boundaries set in ink.You will watch the seasons play out on your mothers face, placed there by the iron fists of your step father. Pink will turn to red, red to purple, purple to black, black to yellow and blue will hide beneath the surface; a kaleidoscope of colour that will turn your stomach
Sijo for the Snake I Am and the Mouse I Will BeBy noon, I’ve forgotten how to breathe; so to learn again I glide,bend but do not break grass blade backs to watch him work, feel my girlhoodsloughed like a snakeskin in the reeds, see my womanhood like a mouse.
Van GoghSlip into the first vestige ofmorning, theblush of a summer'sday already aglowalong you—your silhouette glistens, an aureoleof molten goldas sunflowers puddleat your feet.
Snow QueenHolding hands with permafrostwhat time became was never lostsleeping, weeping, what's the costShe's the keeper of my keylet silence carry forth my pleaShe never even touched the groundsaid so much without a soundsnowing whispers all aroundShe's the one who calls to mewith Olly-Olly-Oxen-Free.
The Great Folder FeatureHiya Darlings,Today we’re doing a feature of the art in our galleries that are prime examples of what each folder has been designed for. I’m hoping that by doing this visual feature it might help prevent submissions to the wrong folders in the future. I’d also like to let you know that this group does double check your stock credit links on your photomanipulations. All submissions absolutely must have their stocks properly credited before it can be accepted into the group. Here are a few resources for you if you have any questions as to how to credit your stock providers and why you should::thumb239861946: Now , on to the feature! Featured This folder is reserved for the art that just knocks our socks off and we hope it will you too! Animals: &
just wave goodbye dearest, today i was the ocean. i tried to reach the forest but could only get as far as sand before thecratered moon pulled me back again. ankles the of