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I have worn the same dress
for four days, because
I am sick, exquisitely
sick --

black and gold, your drunk
dimestore Nefertiti. A
white stain announces
itself, a muddy star:

she coughed
here. Undo yourself,
those sallow words you drink,
let the silk fall loose. I've got
a face like dirty laundry
and burial grounds --
What I touch becomes
unwell. I wear my hair
like it pains me,
blow kisses
like a little girl

sucking her teeth
at cars, the caked little
tombs of sugar that crumble,
naked
under the hot milk
of the sun.
it's not a lie. the older i get the more i become like helena bonham carter. a few weeks ago i found an actual spider in my hair.

i've spent most of today trying not to throw up. white wine in the summertime

edit: another DD, thank you SO much. :heart: all my love from London!
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Given 2013-09-09
Otherwise Good Condition is an unusual introspective of a poem by ~emilygolightly. ( Featured by wreckling )
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Meggie272 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful imagery. 
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introverted-ghost Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013   Writer
This is wonderful. :)
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013   General Artist
a belated congratulations on the DLD and DD, dearling :heart:
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glossolalias Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
congratulations on the dd :heart:
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:iconvespera:
vespera Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm so glad this got a DD :heart:
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emilygolightly Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student Writer
:heart: :heart: :heart:
lady i got so much luv for u
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:iconvespera:
vespera Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This much? ;)

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emilygolightly Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Student Writer
hahaha

EVEN MORE THAN THAT
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vespera Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
oh my :love:
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riparii Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Another one of those pieces where the author's comments are just as good as the feature. :)
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Very vivid imagery!  For some reason Miss Havisham came to mind!  Congratulations on your DD! :clap:
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Congratulations, dear, for not only THIS Daily D Feature, but for ALL the DDs you've received over the years... each one deserving, each one! :love:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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tonepainter Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DLD.... this is amazing.

:D
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013   Writer

:+fav: I can picture what you write about easily because the images made it seem easy to write, even if it wasn't.

You write about a great subject, too. Thanks.

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AyeAye12 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Writer
So much clever imagery :0 "muddy star", "dimestone Nefertiti" and "caked little / tombs of sugar" are all great examples of that.

Good stuff :3
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AyeAye12 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Writer
dimestore* >__>
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DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Your wonderful literary work has been chosen to be featured by DailyLitDeviations in a news article that can be found here dailylitdeviations.deviantart.…
Be sure to check out the other artists featured and show your support by :+fav:ing the News Article.
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emilygolightly Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student Writer
thank you so much
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vespera Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
oh honey :hug:
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toxic-nebulae Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student Writer
This is amazing
Just all of it
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emsoileau Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I very much agree re: the imagery in this, especially the last lines. Who are you and where have you been while I despaired of ever finding good work again?
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haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The imagery in this is just fabulous.
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WilliamDallwitz Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Student General Artist
sometimes a maze can be seen
as it falls from the heavens
and onto our heads

what let it down - or up - and, wonder,
what covered it? where was it? in whose keeping?
we all understood the nature of being as a duple one
light, shadow, sound, silence, fear, dear.
perhaps it could not have been otherwise.
perhaps it could. ad libitum.

my maze is lovely. it's cozy. it's warm.
i've grown used to its warped ceilings,
its dreadful doors, the windows of emulsions
and toxicity in its fullest fertile bosom.

and every hacking scream it makes me deliver
is now used
to measure time

one day, it will begin
and grass will fly once again
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BladeBites Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that was beautiful. c:
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WilliamDallwitz Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you :) :blush:
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emilygolightly Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Student Writer
this is really lovely
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WilliamDallwitz Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student General Artist
:)

i've no idea how to dance, so simply moving my head from side to side, like the leaking woodboat it is, and tapping my fingers on the table suffices
wish you a most wonderful new week and hopefully these troubles can just be swept away by the breeze www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iiQuL…
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