The Perusalist Society Poetry Book Club
THE DEPARTUREMomma, your daughter is dripping down the side of the world, dissipating slowly.THE DEPARTURE by vespera
I thought you should know.
At night I hear the police helicopter circling like a fat buzzard, contemplating if it
will kill- perhaps, not kill. It hums as it picks the city clean while I am a sieve,
howling hungry. I gape and gape and run right through the days, thinking: to kill
or not to kill. I thought you should know.
Tuesday rolled into Wednesday and I was caught somewhere between, slipping
through myself. I dreamt of orchards: tart citrus splitting my tongue and bees
working themselves through my hair. Grandpa was there, asking after Grandma,
his shirt, crisp from the iron, eclipsing the fruits. He was no more reachable than
the summers he spent under the verandah, his shirt, crisp from the iron, safe from
the sun. I was eight, treading water, and from the edges: bursting oleander. You
were coming to pick me up, Momma. When I dried off, my legs read: MEAN MEAN!
MEAN and I was balled
to ElixirYour voiceto Elixir by vespera
like two fine glasses
for my eyes
And to become drunk
And to inebriate various moments
In your sphere, my veins are warm
Like a tide,
you roll me
Like a rain,
You as water, you a wonder,
you melodic, pulling, lustrous
into the brisance-
into the volatile syrup
of your creed
Weave into me
each igniting strand
of the quilt of fuses
blanketing each thought you think
Blanketing each moment
Weave me in- I want to know
what immersion has to learn
from your light- To know
more than first sight
Bartering Books!Important update! The spectacular Riemea is offering up 1 black and white digital sketch with a small amount of shading to everyone who purchases two or more books!
In an attempt to raise a little extra cash ( and with suggestions from an awesome lady, vespera ), I have decided to sell off some of my books.
I am asking $10 for each paperback, $15 for each hardback (to help cover some of the shipping costs as well as Paypal's user fee); I'm not sure how shipping rates work going over seas, though I'm not going to turn down anyone.
This is a first-come, first-serve offer. I will be utilizing paypal for the transfer of funds, all in USD (obviously)
Email to find me on paypal and send payments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The books: (no pictures cause there's a LOT and dA doesn't like me right now, feel free to look them up or ask me for descriptions!)
The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell