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                                                                        iron & stone

one day, i will ask myself

why everything i am is laced with

Blood, dark red like the moment despair turns

into anger, like the instant before you die

 

pour it into the hallow places in my collarbones,

feed them hemoglobin; drain your veins, build up

your marrow. paint my skin with it, open wounds

in my metaphoric cardiac muscle, drink deep

 

unravel my history like a spool of thread

(with a skinning knife) spill my guts

in crimson embroidered organs, unhinge your

jaw, find my death-(rattle) at the end, (snake)

 

teach me how to dance in death’s arms,

i will need to at my wedding (father-daughter dance),

should someone ever fall in love with Blood

over bone, flesh over wire-frame-posable-skeleton

 

tear off my cult-robe and peel back my skin all

at once, rip from me Witch, and Queer, and Flesh,

but leave me Blood, and Bone, and Death

            you can’t, you see. my Self is tattooed

onto the surface of my bones: Blood runes

 

            when you kiss me for the first time i

want you to taste the blood from my chapped lips,

be disillusioned from perfection, be grounded,

taste earth and take root behind my sternum

 

one day, i will tell myself

why everything i am is soaked with

Blood, dark red like the moment you fall

in love, like the instant you decide you want to live

 

[Author's Note: Sorry about the Heavy Blood Symbolism I took a Homestuck Classpect test in like 2015 and have been hung up on my god tier (Mage of Blood) since then I just really love the Blood aspect]

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your local space captain and eldritch horror extraordinaire

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26 minutes ago, drowntown said:

hey cap i? love you 

Thank you,,,
 

I'm the English Major Kid who just really loves symbolism and Might Secretly Be A Vampire

(I did wear fangs for like 4 months of school last year)

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I love this! I just really like imagry and metaphors that have to do with bodies in general and this is one of the best things I’ve ever read that uses it 

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