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Ghost


i hold my own wrist,
as if it's broken,
'cause there are no hands,
available left to hold it.
to rest in the base
of your touch cannot happen.
it's much too tough to ask.

so i sit staring
into a blank field,
eyelids empty, 
body in reverie,
mind in ennui,
sick of you and i.

i love you
but hate i fell too
deep into the pool,
of what I thought was true.

5 feet, 5 inches,
brown locks,
spectacled eyes
once folded 
around my 5'7'' frame,
now left a shell.

my arms hold me,
as i clutch my abdomen,
and rest against the floor.
i lie there,
knowing the pain 
will finally stop
but aware,
that it's just beginning.

because the hardest
part about this,
is loving a ghost
that isn't dead in body,
but in your mind,
and you can't kill her,
no matter how much
you wanna take the gun
and pull the trigger.

so i let pellucid phantoms
perplex the crevices
of my intricate labyrinth.
and i let the apparition
fly around inside,
before it fades and dissipates,
just like the body did.
שלום 
זייַ געזונט

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:iconsammur-amat:
Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014   General Artist
what a powerful and moving piece, dear heart.
keep up with the amazing amazing works of art
you've been shelling out :heart:
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you ever so much, lovely. :heart:
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IzzyMarrie Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Spine-chilling, and yet an excellent use of imagery and symbolism.  Your metaphors were well thought out, and the way the theme is conveyed is genius
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:heart: :love:
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snowywolf13 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is hauntingly beautiful.
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much. :heart:
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BlackBowfin Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hope you're OK, Ricky.  Man Hug 
Since you bothered to put it into words I'm gonna say that I found some really great stuff here:

because the hardest
part about this,
is loving a ghost
that isn't dead in body,
but in your mind,

This is a very well put and truthful way to look at it.  I've been there.
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I am, actually, Scott. :manhug: Thank you for the well-wishes. I actually feel...happy at this moment in time. :)

And it's not easy, but we all get through it as you know. :nod:
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BlackBowfin Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Well you seem to have a pretty good grasp on who you are and that's an important thing.  It's not easy, but seeing the value and worth in yourself makes taking these speed bumps a little easier.  Just make sure you take the time to do that.  :)
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:nod: I do. That's one thing I'm lucky...with, for a lack of a better term. :aww: 
And I most certainly will. :salute: I hope you've been well, man. I gotta note you soon. :nod:
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