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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
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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   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
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