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I had a nightmare of the woods
where a group of friends and I
took a shortcut from the party
in a jeep, in twilight.

As soon as darkness descended,
little children-shaped beings emerged
with old-world clothing, elf caps, rorschach faces.
They shot dead vines from their wrists

binding us to trees, filling our mouths, drowning our jeep.

Once, when I wasn't dreaming, a friend and I got lost in the woods.
I watched the darkness fall from the back of her head
as we touched the trees to look for markers.
The lights peeping through the branches

told us there would be no snarl,
no chance we'd evaporate, lifeless, into sunlight.

We entered the campus from a strange angle--
cars gleaming on pavement, the tall backs of dorms--

and emerged again into what we knew
as the clouds wove colors into the sky.
Friends aren't friends unless they get lost in the woods together. :heart:
holds memories of sickle moons and shining cars.
All day it hears carts rumble, children scream.
It watches bodies carry produce back to the mountains,
the cars following telephone poles like a river.

It might tell you that these people could be in an ant farm,
if the ants were slower, and smoked,
and looked as if they forgot where they were going.

When there are no bodies to hold, it closes its eyes
and imagines better colors for the stretched-out grey.
It knows without looking what smoke coils through its slats,
what stories human weight tells.

It liked things better before it was touched, cut and bolted down,
before the warehouses, and the metal teeth before that,
and the forests before that.

It would rather not have the hollow-tin silence of highway and gravel,
but the silence it once had when it was a whole body, still able to hear the birds.
The Hannaford's Bench
An object poem I wrote for class. I got really into this.
I watched a cartoon woman break down into the two women who lived inside her,
the ones in love, watched her explain this to a boy as fusion.

She was the embodiment of this love,
two lovers so close they shared the same arms and legs.

I wondered how close we as humans could get.
Or what, in other words, was fusion?

Fusion is my head on my best friend's shoulder,
watching my other best friend perform poetry to bass-
    the magic in the air to prove it.

Fusion doesn't need bodies-
might be when my eyes keep company with the setting sun
    on the leaves,

is when I wake to him crawling to our bed
    and we talk in the dark.

It's not sex-
not something so overrated as sex,

but think of the campfires you've had,
the conversations that have drawn on,

the times everything went still,
until you and them felt like the only people in the world.

We can't share a body in fusion but you can tell
when it happens-
    can feel it when its charged in the air.
When You Feel It, You Know
Any Steven Universe fans out there definitely know what I'm referring to, and thus, what I've been inspired by. I hope it makes you think. :heart:


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Aglyra Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
Thank you for your favorites  Black Rose :hug:
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thanks for the fave!I am a dummy! 
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