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Indulgence.
The decadence of
written word will not suffer
fate dead and buried.
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Desired.
Calendar smut glued
as holy murals on walls.
How do I compete?
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Literature
Conflict.
Last time Winter brought
a boy in tears, pawn conflict,
and heartstrings sharpened.
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Literature
Sexuality.
My mother asked once,
"Do you even like girls?" I
laughed, "I like no one."
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Literature
Bloom.
Answer my heat with
cold compress of written word;
I will bloom within.
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Photosynthesis.
My love is meadow
where the flowers grow for you;
sunlight eternal.
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Letters.
I crave taste of day
when your thoughts are brought to life
in text horizon.
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Literature
Chained.
I dreamt you were here,
your arms in place of shackles;
captured, happy, free.
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Literature
Fontanel.
I can't write haikus
without subconscious reveals.
My brain is exposed.
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Literature
Stars.
Push the bed to the
balcony and fall asleep
alongside the stars.
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Literature
Impressionism.
My headspace is a
foggy caricature of
warmth and consequence.
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Literature
Wardrobe.
Lately I think of
the space in my closet and
fitting him inside.
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Literature
Pulse.
I am treated to
feelings of longing, pulsing
beats in heart and loin.
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Literature
Frozen.
His warm body is
working to rid my heart of
its permafrost shell.
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Literature
Flattery.
A constant stream of
flattery spews from my mouth
drowning the people.
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Literature
Zombie.
I'm a decayed corpse,
roaming the world, peeling skin,
never finding flesh.
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Asylum.
Remember the place where we went to hide, where we went to find ourselves in darkened hallways, on empty rooftops. There, we were children who never wanted to grow up, who had grown up too fast: the children who had forgotten what it means to believe without seeing. Please, don't let me forget again.
          Listen: it's breathing, I swear. It's watching as we whisper, as we drag
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          untouched. We are missing, we have disappeared here, we are on the edge
          of the world carving maps into the concrete. Paint stains the walls and
          someone's screaming hand cries "minds were made to be blown". There is
      
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My piece "I lead a quiet rebellion." was published in the January issue of TeenInk.

If you're unfamiliar with TeenInk, it's a publication for writers by writers than runs solely on submissions by its readers. Published as "My Quiet Rebellion," my piece was featured on the cover and had a prominent spot in the Non-Fiction section of the magazine. It nearly had a page dedicated to it, but since a bit of my work was edited out, it shares a page with an article talking about how to buy a plunger. Uh. I suppose I can't complain, but I saw that and laughed about it hard.

I submitted a few things to TeenInk just to see what could happen and I never thought that anything would come of it. It's pretty surreal.
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mewmewfan33 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
I haven't been on deviantart for a long time (hence the childish username and horrid art) but i'm glad i remembered my ogin info because when we read the piece you wrote that was published in TeenInk magazine for English class, I decided to go and read the other writing you'd posted on TeenInk and I fell in love with your writing. I'm so glad i found you on here, and I just wanted to let you know how much i love all of your writing, and that you're the only reason i made a TeenInk (or logged back into Deviantart, for that matter)
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Racketeered Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014   Writer
Thank you for this message. I've saved this in my inbox for quite some time and whenever I come back to deviantART, mostly to clear my messages, I read over it. I appreciate the support immensely.
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Cibbwin Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

u maek mi soo hapie

 

xoxo

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Racketeered Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   Writer
Aww.
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cainslove Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for the fav!
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Cibbwin Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
HAI GORGEOUS LOVELY WONDERFUL.

You have a nice face.

xoxo
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RiseandBe Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome to #PoeticalCondition!
We are happy to include you as one of our members and look forward to your contributions.
We hope to see you as an active part of our humble group.

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Cibbwin Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Have I mentioned how unbelivably awesome your webcam .gif is?
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Racketeered Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013   Writer
She is a goddess! And you're a sweetheart.
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lardaholic Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I MISS YOU CODY :heart:
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