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         1.
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.



         2.
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.



         3.
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.



         4.
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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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Your wonderful work has been featured in my journal: [link]
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:iconjikivigoig:
jikivigoig Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Thank you very much!
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome. :)
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OP1atedDreems Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Writer
An astounding piece. i loved the descriptions. and just everything about this in general was positively enchanting.
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:iconjikivigoig:
jikivigoig Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Thank you.
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OP1atedDreems Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Writer
No problem.
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chewyraezen Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. this was great. i enjoyed reading it. very unique.
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:iconjikivigoig:
jikivigoig Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Thank you!
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chewyraezen Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you are welcome. :iconflowersplz:
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Jadite Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
i love the image of the moon having an eating disorder.
(and the rest of the piece too. <3)
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