I.O.UThere's a line for lottery tickets today.I.O.U by callerofcrows
I stare at the back of a line of heads
and wonder how much they would give
for a winner,
how they'd use their billion-dollar fix.
The man in front twists
his niccotine fingers and mumbles
his lucky numbers,
a six-digit prayer to such
those paper-green faces.
You have a better chance of
being struck by lightening than you do
breaking out of debt before
If my parents wouldn't suffer for
my monetary sins,
my negative worth in the eyes
of capital gods,
I would stand in thundering fields
with my kite to the cumulonimbus.
I am banking
on a set of asinine numbers,
asking Jesus, Mary, every canonized soul
to put me before the others
with crumpled dreams in their pockets,
paying a dollar-and-fifty for what could be
I don't even know their stories,
I just hold mine to my chest and pray
it is enough to justify
the sating of my deficit
Autumn ThrenodyIt is quarter to winter.Autumn Threnody by callerofcrows
This is my elegy to
the paint-chipped steps
and autumn crowns.
To invisible breaths
across the yard and back.
I mourn the loss of Scorpius,
but welcome Orion.
I hang my August words
and trade my voice for frost.
This is the death of back-porch nights,
the barefoot gait,
PrismaticMy soul is a pomegranate,Prismatic by callerofcrows
sectioned into pointilist
clusters of rain and color.
Take my breath as white light,
refract it into spectra,
scatter me across the floor,
I have always ached
to move the way daylight
stretches on the hardwood
like a lazy cat,
crawling effortless across the hours
in a sanguine arc.
When you assess the architecture
of my face,
trace from cheek to jawbone
in sundial lines,
I am convinced you are the prism
that paints me vital
MAF - Mixed Art FeatureMAF - Mixed Art Feature by lintu47
Geitsha by dem0niceSTRENGTH: redrawn by bluefluke
happiness by JoannaRzeznikowskaBlue Mood by mj-magicShlomitMessica by KmyGraphic
Forever with unopened eye by InextremissStiger by Sirenophiliathe edge by karamelo-serenity
Tony Tony Chopper by RodrigoICOKarak Chai by MARX77Udah 4 by EdgedFeather
Outfit design - 161 - 162 - open by LotusLuminoElsa by samiahdagherWatercolor New York7 by duytter
Feel the sweetness by diensilverPanda-shepherd by brijomeEndless by kittycrime
Over The Garden Wall by artspellPinkablue by SwoopswatkillJax by Pikkochan
White wolf Pakshi by Flicker-DollsMandariin by TriinErgweird still by a-b-n
W.A.R. Universe - Evolucia's Atlantis by lobotomousDinosaur Hatchery by HideyoshiWIP Red Riding Annie Contest Entry by Tvonn9
On The Prowl by SakurahKirarahoffice and residence by ErtugyCastle Landscape by LiamWoood
Feature! (Because It's Been Way Too Long!)And I don't wanna bore y'all with too many formalities so I'll say this: I love you all and to those who have contacted me within the last month about a potential formulation of a group centered around Beauty In Raw Humanity - The Self Image Project, I just wanted to let you all know that I will be getting to you all about this after final exams and things. So we're looking at the middle of December if things go as planned.Feature! (Because It's Been Way Too Long!) by chromeantennae
Also, I wanna spread the word really quickly on an issue that is near and dear to LadyLincoln's heart and in turn, near and dear to mine. Please, if you guys don't mind, give this journal a gander and spread the word too:
Now on to the feature 'cause people need to see this phenomenal artwork too:
A MemoirNow recently, I’ve been getting the same question no matter where I go, even if I know the person. They’ll look me dead in the eye and say: “who ARE you?” I’ll calmly return the gaze and without missing a beat tell them what they want to know. “Well my good man, if you do insist so voraciously, allow me to first tell you that I was born in the winter of 1994. Some called me a miracle but I like to think of myself as a happy coincidence, since nine months prior to my birth two members of my gene pool may have been getting their freak on. After this miraculous coincidence, nothing happened in my life until the ripe age of three. This is when I learned that if you run off when your mother isn’t looking, she probably won’t notice until you’ve snuck into an empty elevator bound for the top floor of a hotel. I also learned not five minutes later, that she’ll find you when she hears your sobs of terror getting louder and louder as th
I Believe Hell Must Be BeautifulWhen we ran out of water,
we were four miles from the end of the trail.
It felt longer. The path kept winding upwards,
just out of view, and we believed
the end was at the top of each climb.
The beauty that must have been around us:
the mountains, thick with their carpet of trees;
the trees, lush with their vibrant, summer greens;
and the blue-winged butterflies that I saw briefly
as they fluttered into view.
This must be Hell
to be submerged in beauty, but to wander
with your head hung low from thirst,
your eyes set to the trail, thinking
"a little farther, then I'm out."
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Hello everybody! My name is Lizzie, and I'm proud poet. I started really writing poetry my senior year of high school. I had an amazing Creative Writing teacher...under her instruction, I became a Scholastic Gold Key poet, and was invited to read alongside Taylor Mali at the Sunken Garden Poetry festival. I am an alumnus of UVM, with my degree in Elementary Education, History, and Special Education. I'm a busy lady, but I still write on the side. Nature provides plenty of inspiration.
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