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(Contains: ideologically sensitive material)
I'm building a canoe of bones,
it is mostly airtight with my dead bag skin
stretching paper thin about it.
I've found a way to proceed with
my split-blister oar arms, to push and pull me
like breath in the breeze;
battling the current is a simple losing thing.

I've wrapped nap sacks full of poetry, and
like a good railroad bum, Emily Bronte has taken herself along;
Heathcliff, don't miss me, Heathcliff,
I'm tucking my tongue in and it can't tell you
you're dead
you're dead
you're dead and I'm on the river again
feeding teeth to the fish.

There is a vagabond in my blood,
peddling my liver, the color of dried roses,
to the bottle on my ribcage bench.
Come and buy yourself a picture, come and see
a body built into something new, come
and see how hair floats like lilies.  A human boat
is a beautiful thing;

There's a peace to drift such
bathing in Ophelia's stream.
**EDIT** Accepted to Surreal Grotesque Issue #5
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The Written Revolution: I'm not sure about the ending. I don't normally end w/slant rhymes, etc, and I'm not sure if it's too cheesy...
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madameshadowenn Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Aloha! Just a little note to say I’ve used the title of this piece to help me create a title poem which you can read here: madameshadowenn.deviantart.com…
I’ve given you full credit in the comments section, but should you want me to remove your title, please do let me know!
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013   General Artist
Fantastic poetry! Congratulations on the well-deserved DLD, lovely lady! :clap:
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:iconvespera:
vespera Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:hug: TY
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:iconsammur-amat:
Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013   General Artist
'smy pleasure, dolly. :tighthug:
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:iconvespera:
vespera Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:love:
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013   General Artist
<3
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BeyondJen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Congrats on the DLD! :clap:
I've read this a few times now and each time I like it more and more. Great imagery. :nod:
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:iconvespera:
vespera Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:D TY!
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pomohippie7 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   Writer
Congratulations on you DLD, dear! :clap:
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vespera Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:love: thank you!
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