the engineer

a body sloppily strung together

flesh of bent-up beaded bones and naked questions
the preservative flavor

and the aching point that speaks at night
between the teeth
as a bed drenched in bad habits
sails through the dream-sweat ocean

meanwhile, a rattling spaceship returns to earth
carrying the unseen heart of you
in a twisted up plastic bag
like a fish from the fair

and when you pry yourself open,
the body begs no
please

you wipe your hands on your pants
a mechanical action
to dissuade the choice of it all
the choice


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Ze Z. (Noiram Zero)

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Describes how I feel about waking up, wow, right in the feels


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Eliott

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And when you pry yourself open
The body begs no
Please

absolutely broke me in the best way. Your use of imagery is so next level.


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Jack Raven

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I love this. So descriptive
🖤🌙


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jacob

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so talented!


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Kathleen

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I have a bed drenched in bad habits, I tried to wash the sheets once and ended up washing my phone with it.

probably was an inadvertently healthy move.


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