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Misery Loves Misery

Misery Loves MiseryTwo stones away from homelessness
less than a year ago; dangling from the edge
of middle class America
after fighting so hard to escape the depths of depravity.
It’s a gut check to be sure; blinded to the mess you made,
vultures circling overhead with three kids in tow.
You destroyed everything I stood for,
all I had worked so hard to accomplish.
I knew you wanted out,
perhaps more so than even myself,
but I had no idea the damage you’d cause on the way.
That old saying “We hurt the ones we love the most,” is bullshit.
It’s a testament to the true character of the man who wrote it
and to all who have followed since.
A long term Heroin addict once told his daughter
after years of displacement that he was proud of her.
Felt he might have had something to do
with her new found success.
Her disdain was understandable
until he explained that even if all he could do for her was leave,
it was in fact the best thing he had to offer.
You should’ve just left.

It’s a gut check to be sure; blinded to the mess you made, / vultures circling overhead with three kids in tow. 

dear teen me

dear teen meDear Sarah,
            Remember that time you tried to top yourself by hiding under the covers? That was hilarious. I remember you tugging at the edges of the blanket and praying, without a shred of scientific evidence, that the lack of oxygen would be enough to kill you. You sat under there for something like fifteen minutes before you gave up and went to make a sandwich. But while you were under there, choking a little on your pillow because you never washed your sheets, I remember you thought someone was watching. Someone who understood your suffering. Someone who understood you.
            Kid, that was me. And I've got two words for you: man up. Life can get a whole lot harder than this. Before too much longer, it's going to. And by the time you get to my age, you're going to be glad.
            Why were you

Eventually, your mother will leave you too, picking up sticks and moving to England in order to be closer to the man she loves, who lives in America.

Body as Body and Body

Body as Body and BodyA stint of color rakes the why,
a pair of lungs bubbling
down from above the grey.
Here is the genesis of sight,
our dreams mounting the world's
demands, our dreams jousting
for that accusation of meaning.
This hint of color makes its cry,
a word with rungs and we climb.

Here is the genesis of sight, / our dreams mounting the world's / demands

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rlkirkland Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Too much to do...
Too little time to read. :(
I've enjoyed times here-best wishes for this groups endeavors. :dalove:
Nichrysalis Feb 2, 2014  Student Writer
LeftUnfinished Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank-you so much for the Lit of the Week feature! :tighthug:
Blacksand459 Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm thrilled and honored to be a "Lit of the Week" winner!! Thanks to everyone for their support! :D

Wow! What an honor it is to find my work as the winner,

 "Lit of the week!" Indeed, I have come a long way and I thank everyone for their support! =)

Nkarpovich Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for letting me join!
Nichrysalis Jul 18, 2013  Student Writer
Welcome. :) If you have any problems or questions about the group, note us.
rlkirkland Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart::heart: Thanks for placing my haiku under consideration for lit of the week. ::sun:
bottle-in-the-sea Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hello! I 've been away from dA for quite some time . It seems like the structure of the group has changed. Do we no longer have individual folders as writers?
Nichrysalis Jun 23, 2013  Student Writer
Unfortunately we hit a folder limit. :( So a restructure was necessary.
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