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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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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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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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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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