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Graham Sherwood on Reason to Stay (Tue, 18 Feb 2020 10:43 am)

Alexandra Parapadakis on Anticlimactic (Fri, 14 Feb 2020 06:49 am)

Martin Elder on Anticlimactic (Mon, 3 Feb 2020 07:48 pm)

Alexandra Parapadakis on Afraid Of the Dark (Mon, 3 Feb 2020 01:34 pm)

Hannnah on Afraid Of the Dark (Sat, 25 Jan 2020 07:56 pm)

kimberly on Afraid Of the Dark (Wed, 22 Jan 2020 03:20 pm)

Alexandra Parapadakis on Afraid Of the Dark (Wed, 22 Jan 2020 03:02 pm)

poemagraphic on Afraid Of the Dark (Mon, 20 Jan 2020 08:40 pm)

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Vautaw on Afraid Of the Dark (Wed, 15 Jan 2020 03:20 am)

The Man Who

Surely, not
The man who
Fits in,
Slips in,
Slides on,
Can be worn
Like the thorn,
Should it
Hurt?

Surely, not
The man who
Smiles with truth,
Holds your hand
The man who
Understands,
Who doesn't taste like sin
The man who
Walks lighter than falling pins,
Whose shape is vein thin,
Who fits in
The man who
Will slip in,
Who you can slip on,
Who can be worn,
See you wan
Mend yo...

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Reason to Stay

When sun comes against all odds

And the colours of life just pop

Or when the rain falls

It falls and falls

And you wet your lips

With piping hot tea

With warm biscuit

Savour the crumbs

Cosy and safe

In the arms of a jumper

The padding of the sofa,

Like a huge hug

Or when your face aches,

Your stomach vibrates

Because you are fighting to breathe

Through ...

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Anticlimactic

I know I traded something

A part of me

For the splendid splendour of money

I did that thing you shouldn’t do

I gave myself to him

You know, the soul

Cut a piece of myself out for him

You know, the heart

I cut a piece of myself off for him

(You know which part)

But I didn't feel a thing

I'm waiting to miss it

Miss this

Thing

I'm waiting for the pain

You...

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Afraid Of the Dark

How many times must I rinse off the moon

And unpeel the stars from my skin?

Have someone ask what were you drinking?

How many times must I try clinging to lamp lights?

Try configuring keys into shining beacons?

I cannot see in the dark

Yes, blackouts steal my sight

But when finished,

I wake up feeling feverish

And fear ferments and festers

The night can be sticky

H...

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