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February 17


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the summer heat lays limp in the city’s lap,
breathing long oppressive breaths.

it does not even lift its lolling head
to bark out hoarse indignancy
when a strange man brings the mail.


there might be heavy rain today,
they say,
brought by some swollen, murmuring cloud.

so what?

the world will whirl and howl,
then settle down,
to die a little more.


o, quickly, love,

press your back against the wall in fear

as the universe spreads her arms and
shuts her eyes
and starts to summon the end of all things.

o, quickly,
come with me

to the place of windows full of speechless afternoon
hot windy whispers of half-formed solutions and resolutions,
sweltering sunlit meadows we’ll wander and then forget.

o quickly, love,

let’s to the season of forgetting
and unwind all of our harshest memories
and fill the universe’s mouth
with mute cotton.


i’ll whisper these words to you some evening
with all my exigency in the hand i rest on your arm—

and you’ll shift back,
set down your ice water,
and say, “i see.”

and distance will make itself known
as impersonal infinity

and i’ll know that
it never could be
as beautiful as the things
your fingertips have promised me
on colder, sharper nights
in starry january.
it's winter where i am in the world, so i decided to take a little vacation into the sadness of summer.
(definitely not about me or the people i love <3)
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Given 2014-08-29
dead dog july by indigo-mouse uses imagery effectively and beautifully to convey the sadness of summer. ( Featured by IrrevocableFate )
Ask-ShinyShaymin Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
..why is this in sugimori stylers?
indigo-mouse Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
you know, a weird number of groups with anime names requested that this poem be in their galleries. but i just rolled with it.
Ask-ShinyShaymin Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
oh ok, i see. and besides, you did get a DD
Karinta Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow! I quite like this.
brassteeth Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Well Witten and well deserved. A very strong piece to show.
Fameisdead Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on the DD! :clap:
AndanteEcho Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Student Writer
Wonderful! So full of beauty and truth. I love all the interwoven images. Congrats on the DD! 
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