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Your fingers strum
the chords of my brain
a hand cupped chin
to raise me from beneath

I’d know this insulation anywhere
it feels like putting on a comfortable shirt
arms fill the sleeves
as fabric moves over skin exquisitely
for the perfect fit

I lie every time I nod my head in silence

It was anchors I needed
and fish hooks
I know the art of drowning
suspension and bleeding

The captain goes down with his ship,
but not before he sails

Now is not the time
for bravery and fear
we passed those
craggy rocks
years ago

Twisting in my skin,
pulling tight on the ropes


Head strong
into the squall
moves through and between
wriggling fingers
nothing to grasp
and press on
into the next

We’re raising the sails
and dropping them down
with corset flattery
buckled in
over roller coaster wind
and a hand cupped chin
:iconlawooplz: had some unexpected inspiration before the night is out :music:
:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz:
Update 12/21/12 This is the song I was listening to when I wrote this: [link]
"and don't you fear it when you hear it stirring down below, don't you get that's how it lets itself into your soul?" :heart:
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TheEmptyChest Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
The captain goes down with his ship,
but not before he sails

:heart:
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Bahama-dreams Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Loving this piece, very well written and great imagery.
I adore the words 'with corset flattery', well done!
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InklingsOfOblivion Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is simply fabulous. I had to pause my music to read this to make sure I took in every word. Keep up the amazing work :)
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Amanda-Graham Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Writer
We’re raising the sails
and dropping them down
with corset flattery
buckled in
over roller coaster wind
and a hand cupped chin


heart breakingly lovely
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CelestialMemories Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love this so much!
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