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smakkabagms · a day ago
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My manuscripts are lost our language forgotten who'll know the letters people fall from the burning loft where my manuscripts were stored my poems are gone
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smakkabagms · 11 days ago
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When I was little, no one told me I'd have to suffer. Who can be a child?
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smakkabagms · 13 days ago
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Slip past the border. I have always been this poet. Night gold  calling me to know multiples of now.
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smakkabagms · 13 days ago
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Only a book can love me now.
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smakkabagms · 13 days ago
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Wings all over me, stuck to my skin, there's no point to it why are you here when there's nothing?
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smakkabagms · 26 days ago
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There is no way out, you are killing us or forcing us to become other. I  will always return but who will I be-  a ghoul?... I don't know where I'm going or who my love is.
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smakkabagms · 26 days ago
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Can I leave you? Can I ever get out of / This world you keep stealing from me?
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smakkabagms · a month ago
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There is a place inside me where I hold another language close. I'm the only one who knows it. But no one wants to be such a foreigner. In all their combinations the words in my language form a statue - statue - I know the language of one.  The weight of passion is it. What is it for, to pass through? Keep passing through? I am the only language I can understand.
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smakkabagms · a month ago
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No world is intact and no one cares about you. I leaned down over don't care about, I care about you I leaned down over the world in portrayal of  carefulness, answering something you couldn't say.
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smakkabagms · a month ago
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I have to learn you, waiting to see within me whatever you've placed: lies made material visions not mine. As you have declared my emotion: that which your poems incarnate- my supposed emptiness, of intellect to be possessed by your commodious greed: is there enough territory within me, for you? never enough room for a torturer.
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smakkabagms · a month ago
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What song am I singing while I'm not here in my dead rags in my solitude? The power's in those empty spaces such as solitude and missing body parts.
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enthymesis · 3 months ago
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The magic is always in my hands and in my crushed-out eyes…
Alice Notley, from Songs and Stories of the Ghouls
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decreation · 5 months ago
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“(...) your violent wish to be loved.”
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decreation · 5 months ago
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decreation · 5 months ago
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“I’ve never been anyone I knew”
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enthymesis · 8 months ago
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Alice Notley, from Songs and Stories of the Ghouls

Text ID: I wasn’t looking for clarity. I’ve never known anyone whose mind was clearer than mine.
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enthymesis · 8 months ago
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Text ID: what are you doing to me? / who was i broken for / was it worth it to be?
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enthymesis · 8 months ago
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Text ID: What do you know except for this haunt that I am?
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enthymesis · 8 months ago
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But I’ve never been anyone I knew;
Alice Notley, from Songs and Stories of the Ghouls
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