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sometimes i think i must be hanging
upside down,

with hooks in my ankles
and chains strung to the stars, arms
wriggling to hug the planet close in
an attempt to reach the
tree-weeping surface –

and my eyes are bouncing
out of my head
on twine harnesses like they're
dancing on measuring-tape ribbons –

until they slip and plummet and land far
below with a splat.

sometimes i think the moon has an
eating disorder

on a relapse-recovery-relapse
cycle. starving until
he disappears and then, frantically,
he climbs back into life,
gorgeous and round and bright –

but the mirror cracks up
behind him and wraps her
arms around his neck again,
pinching cheeks and warning signs –

and i watch from my twisted
perch in the sky.

if the skin of night is my notebook,
can they read the dark letters?

i hold pens between my teeth
and cradle pencils in the crevasses
created by fractured collarbones –
and air bubbles scale my throat –
and tumble free like

fairies with damaged
wings, blown away by the
breath of whirlwind kisses;
and even if

i'm losing myself,
i still have the sense of being found.

sometimes i think i must be
someone with my

peculiar predicament as
glazed-over heads tilt back
to take in the view
of someone who has hooks
through her ankles

from which one day i
will fall, dizzy-
gasping and hollow-cheeked,
hummingbird heart on high –

i'm okay
if i don't try to right myself.
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DearPoetry Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Your wonderful work has been featured in my journal: [link]
Thank you very much!
DearPoetry Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome. :)
OP1atedDreems Sep 26, 2012  Student Writer
An astounding piece. i loved the descriptions. and just everything about this in general was positively enchanting.
OP1atedDreems Sep 27, 2012  Student Writer
No problem.
chewyraezen Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. this was great. i enjoyed reading it. very unique.
chewyraezen Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you are welcome. :iconflowersplz:
i love the image of the moon having an eating disorder.
(and the rest of the piece too. <3)
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