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Malignment


You're so dramatic,
hot and cold in the 
same fractured sentence.

You frustrate me;
like a picture frame
that isn't quite centered right.
Left hanging by a thread
that maybe it'll look okay
from a different angle
or a different light.

But us, no matter what angle,
or day or night,
we were like puzzle pieces
that didn't fit.

And it drove me crazy to see 
those two pieces
just sitting  away from the game,
that we had a misaligned frame.
We were never on the same level.

You, you were a constant
temptation to insanity
with your ill-chosen words,
oh-so-innocent smiles,
protestations of 'I love you'
and whispers beneath the sheets.

The road to your goodwill
stretched out to forever,
and I grew so tired of 
trying out configurations;
the countless positions
that never quite seemed
to startle my senses,
although they always
stimulated yours.

Your tongue was a cliché
But it wasn't the polished edge,
I was most concerned about.
It was the little things.
How your fingertips grazed
the little hairs on my arm
and how your eyes always peered
a little longer,
as we came close to our climax.

Your eyes may have been grey,
but they were a slate fire.
But it battled ocean blue,
and when you burned me
I tried to drown you.
And when we collide,
smoke covered us
in a cloud of bewilderment.
Trails of debris,
were all that were left
in the middle of nowhere
once the dust settled.

And in the pile of skin and bones,
was that picture-esque frame
that sat in the dividends
of the corners and glass
that were eventually swept away
in the levity of the desert winds.

We were disintegrated by the weight
of waiting and with no end in sight
all you did was block the light.

All I could see was you keeping
me from being.

Losing the sight of the sun
was not worth the cost 
of this much-needed change.
This piece is a collaboration between me and one of my favorite people ever in Lissomer. We built this off of an idea she had originally (The story actually wasn't even close to this end. :giggle:) and it really became something I really, really loved making with her. She's mind-blowingly skilled and it's always such a treat to write with this woman. :heart: If I've said it once I've said it before and I'll say it again, WATCH HER. You will not regret it. :love:

If you fave my version please fave hers! :eager:
malignment (alternate)You're so dramatic,
hot and cold in the 
same fractured sentence.
You frustrate me;
like a picture frame
that isn't quite centered right.
Left hanging by a thread
that maybe it'll look okay
from a different angle
or a different light.
But us, no matter what angle,
or day or night,
we were like puzzle pieces
that didn't fit.
And it drove me crazy to see 
those two pieces
just sitting  away from the game,
that we had a misaligned frame.
We were never on the same level.
You, you were a constant
temptation to insanity
with your ill-chosen words,
oh-so-innocent smiles,
protestations of 'I love you'
and whispers beneath the sheets.
The road to your goodwill
stretched out to forever,
and I grew so tired of 
trying out configurations;
the countless positions
that never quite seemed
to startle my senses,
although they always
stimulated yours.
Your tongue was a cliché
But it wasn't the polished edge,
I was most concerned about.
It was the little things.
 


Here's the thumb to our previous collaboration:
Rebirth CelestialRebirth Celestial

As craters crackle the skin
I hear the tumultuous waves,
crashing down from the hollow bowl.
And the terra firma
begins cracking and creasing,
under the weight of space.
These are the sounds of the Earth,
as we undergo an evolution,
as opposed to infinite revolutions.
 
I often lie under the atmosphere
and watch melisma pour forth from
the stars, an enchanting acciaccatura
blink of an eye.
 
It is all too easy to feel alone,
but the vast depths of the sky hold me;
a cold but familiar comfort.
 
With the soil underneath my feet,
folding under the curl of my toes,
I lay underneath her
bare to the earth.
 
The brisk winds play cloak
around the piloerection of my skin.
The terrestrial sphere painted
the color of ravens
from the silhouette's tempera.
 
The jet acrylic kisses my pores,
as I rest under her stygian blanket.
 
And oh, what a rapturous darkness,
and what ephemeral illuminations;
the starlit path from collarbone to cheek
ill
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:iconithaswhatitisnt:
ithaswhatitisnt Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You and Sophia's pieces...Good Lord. :faint: They're so mind-blowingly incredible I can't even begin to say how much I love them. 
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Lissomer and I's collaborations are some of the best because she brings the absolute very best out of what I got. :heart:
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ithaswhatitisnt Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You bring out the best in everybody, bro, it's only fair that a select few can bring out the very best in what you have. :heart::heart::heart:
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Gah, you are too amazing. :love::love::love:
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Lissomer Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Student Writer
You are too lovely, Ricky. :heart:
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm just tellin' the truth. :heart:
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Milk-and-Pie Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing. Great job. :iconcuteclapplz:
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
On behalf of Lissomer and myself, thank you so much Grace! :love:
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Milk-and-Pie Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure! :huggle:
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:tighthug:
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AquaticBlueJay Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Powerful
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:iconbowplz:
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ArwynandCole Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful reading!
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :)
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LadyOfFrost Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Clap 
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:iconbowplz:
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SpriteBlayde Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great collaboration. :D Lovely word choice and imagery.
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much, boss. :)
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SpriteBlayde Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course. :)
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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Eevee1999 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student Writer
It's great to see another collaboration from you! :D You two did a fantastic job with this! :heart:

The second stanza is by far my favorite :love:
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much, Chris! :la:

I'm so glad you like it. I'm quite proud of it, personally. <3
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calliopen Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
yay my two favorite people collaborate once again! its always a pleasure to read you guys' pieces :)
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Lissomer Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student Writer
:heart: 
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Aaah, you are lovely, Karen. <33 Thank you so much on behalf of Lissomer and myself. :)
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Waffles-Of-Gondolyn Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
great job you guys ! i love it ! :heart: 
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! :heart:
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Waffles-Of-Gondolyn Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
but of course boo ! :bow: 
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is fantastic! Wonderful imagery, great flow, good story. :)
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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shep4life Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
like a picture frame
that isn't quite centered right.
Left hanging by a thread
that maybe it'll look okay
from a different angle
or a different light.

The road to your goodwill
stretched out to forever,
and I grew so tired of 
trying out configurations;

But it battled ocean blue,
and when you burned me
I tried to drown you.
And when we collide,
smoke covered us 
in a cloud of bewilderment.

We were disintegrated by the weight
of waiting and with no end in sight
all you did was block the light.

So many great parts! Ahhhh!
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:iconchromeantennae:
chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:la: :iconbowplz: Thank you so much, Jamey :D
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shep4life Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Anytime!
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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0hgravity Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
nice work, you two. just when it began to fall into cliches, I found y'all added something new that kept me reading.
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:iconbowplz: Thank you, Gravity. 'Preciate that. 
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Lissomer Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student Writer
This is me swamping you in love. Because you are so awesome. Thank you so much for this!
Love :love: la in love :La: in Love with :Dummy: He Noes No Love I Love You Emote Love hurts love power love avatar :deviants: Heart - Free 5 seconds hug Emote Cuddle Love :backhug: Love The Sunshine 
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Gaah, thank yoooouuuuuuu. :iconlovesplz:

La love :lovely: :glomppoke: :ladummydate: :glomptackle: :lovehug: 
:lovesquee: :hugs: :love: remake II Love Bounce Panda Bunny Love :love: rvmp 
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Lissomer Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student Writer
:heart: ^_^
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:love:
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