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1.

Find whatever it is that is your treasure.

Bury it alive.


2.

I wrestled the guardian angel for my birthstone,
just a pearl like some full moon risen from a mollusk's growing pain.
I counted the sheets of nacre like birthday candles,
peeled away each one until I at last remembered
that what I treasure is an infection.

3.

It was a gentle kind of wrestling,
not Biblical, not even assertive,
more like the way two sprite wolf cubs play,
a light lunge, a jovial snarl,
a fight over nothing in particular.

The guardian angel renounced itself
as a guardian angel, said

I am a siren.
I lie in the tunnels of nautilus shells
and sing until I collapse with the echoes.
Then it hurts, like a shard of the wrong song
embedded in my skin.

4.

It never healed the ache of adolescence,
just buried it under a fall wound's nacre.
Said one day, it'd show up in my smile.

5.

On the day of the dewinging:

bury me alive.
I want to see what I can agitate the earth into.
Not counting the dreadful papers I've produced, I honestly have not written anything in a very long time. badbadbadbad


I seriously looked at the screen for the past several weeks saying to myself, "lol how do u poetry?"
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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-07-11
The causative nature of irritations to shape our 'product' in the sea of life of Mollusca by ~Solaces is thought provoking and dead on, says the suggester. ( Suggested by rlkirkland and Featured by Nichrysalis )
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Twilight16Master Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
why are you so critical of such a sharp and reflective poem? I love this. reading it feel like being stabbed by a shard of a broken mirror.
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miserabel Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You've had me at the first two lines. Brilliantly written, I love this! :clap:
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EloreCohlt Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is great, I've lost my words. Wow. Wow. Congrats.
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
This is a wonderful effort - worthy of the Daily D feature! :+fav:
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Solaces Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Thanks! :hug:
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:iconjade-pandora:
jade-pandora Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
More than welcome! :hug:
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ParanoidSpy Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
I wish I could explain how this speaks to me, but I can't. But it's there.
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Solaces Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Aw.:hug:
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MasterInsanity Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Writer
Congratulations on the DD. It's well-deserved, in my opinion.
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Solaces Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Thanks! :hug:
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
:heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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Schneefuechsin Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations on the DD! :hug:
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Solaces Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
:hug:
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Gadgetsmith Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Those first two lines hit Me. I've burned notebooks full of sketches I Thought I liked, little things I've said that I Thought witty & profound, and I burned them just to see how I felt - nothing. I've lost Friends, only to discover how much they never mattered in the first place, no matter how much I tried to convince Myself they mattered a lot. I Guess I just don't get attached to things, even when I want to.

I'll never Remember, yet I don't miss them at all.
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Solaces Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Lovely comment, thank you.:hug:
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Gadgetsmith Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm not sure I'd call it "lovely," but you're welcome none the less.
:hug:
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SovereignSin Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Writer
Simply put, how do u poetry? u poetry liek dis. ^

Congratulations on the well-deserved DD. Your use of the language here was absolutely masterful. :)
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Solaces Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconsovereignsin:
SovereignSin Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Writer
You're welcome!
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DariaDzyuba Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation!
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Solaces Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
:hug:
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IronArmy Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Intriguing
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Rayckro Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Congratulation on the Daily Deviation! :D
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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vanmall Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the Daily Deviation! :happybounce:
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Poelee Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Beautiful and aching.
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Solaces Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Thanks!
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CortneyNocturnal Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
This is so beautiful
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beeinthebottle Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013   Writer
This is lovely. I especially like 1. It grabbed my attention and kicked off the poem really strongly.
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Solaces Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Thanks!
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chancerox Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
behehehe i've felt the same way omg but this is beautiful.
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Solaces Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Thanks!
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NiklasWalendy Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is cool! The second paragraph under 3. has 'the' twice, is that intended?
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Solaces Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Fixed it. Thank you.:)
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rlkirkland Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, for all your wonder the result speaks volumes in your favor. :sun:
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Solaces Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Thanks!
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