Princess of Deserted Books

She was a library child… With her ivory hair and a dress of cornflower blue, She resembled a statuette of faience. There was something wild in her lemon green eyes, which saw through All the layers of lies, all the layers of fears and defiance.   She sat there every day, on the plum-coloured rug, […]

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Operating Theater

My palms are dripping wet like condensation on a glass on a scorching summer’s afternoon. I wipe them off once more on my apron, but to little avail of drying them. The room is filled with white noise, but I cannot make any sense of it. I should be hearing the primitive fan droning in […]

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Ikimono-gatari

Amber poured in through the windows, casting a warm glow on the classroom floor. Once in a while, the scent of lavender was carried in by the occasional breeze, innocently mixing with the smell of dust; it was the fragrance of memories cradled by summer haze. When I tipped my head back and closed my […]

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One With the Sea

We find ourselves Calm, Like the ocean when it’s smiling up at shades of blue Painted in the sky above And greeting the birds And butterflies And all alike Floating carelessly amongst the clouds. We find ourselves Angry, Like the waves crashing furiously against the sharp shore Flailing wildly, unpredictable And cursing at the heavens […]

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Redefining Eden

You sip cider It’s apple, You think. But it tastes strange Too sweet And yet Too bitter. The room is dark Pierced by neon green lights A venomous and deceptive color. The music is slow Hissing. You feel far too drunk And find yourself struck By a midnight clarity, The kind that makes good and […]

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Redefining Eden

You sip cider It’s apple, You think. But it tastes strange Too sweet And yet Too bitter. The room is dark Pierced by neon green lights A venomous and deceptive color. The music is slow Hissing. You feel far too drunk And find yourself struck By a midnight clarity, The kind that makes good and […]

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