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God's in my bathroom again,

he's shaving the patches of his
beard and pulling clown-faces
at the soap. Last night

he held me as I lay in a fever,
made little screams, kept
the hot tongues from my face,
the mushrooms from my
spine.

He says his old girlfriend
tried to drink his blood, that
it messed him up
for a while. He says
it's been a long time.

God looks sad, jingling his
teeth at me like loose
change. The clicks of my
heart make me sick;
folding his pyjamas

would be
the kind thing
to do.
all i can say is that i've had a fever for the last 24 hours, plus seasonal affective disorder and i ran out my citalopram script about a week ago

i was just listening to "oh yoko" and the thought of john lennon sitting unshaven in the bath suddenly brought me to tears
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Aquarius-Claire Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Writer
my jaw just dropped. you remind me of bukowski. ahh i love this poem so much.
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schriftsteller Featured By Owner May 6, 2013   Writer
This makes me sad. I read the artist's comments first and the entire time I imagined god as John Lennon. Very good work.
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ivorysinkshore Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Writer
This is brilliant. Definitely worth the DLD. Amazing job on this poem. Wow.
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KoraM852 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
i love your imagery... fever, little screams, hot tongues... the entire tried to drink his blood stanza - i really love your work!
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Calin-4 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
brilliant writing
wonderful emotion
perfect


nice song too
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   General Artist
Congratulations on teh DLD, lovely lady. Astounding :heart:
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tonepainter Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely brilliant... congrats on the DLD!
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NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Congrats on the DLD! I will comment on this work a bit later :D
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i-am-a-bridgewalker Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this has a sort of tender surrealism to it that's at once comforting and horrifying.

wonderful blend of effects and images.
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DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
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Be sure to check out the other artists featured and show your support by :+fav:ing the News Article. Keep writing and keep creating.
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