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Literature
Lessons on Being Whole
Strange how I fit into you
there's a distance erased with the greatest of ease.

       -Vienna Teng, Eric's Song
1.
In a world of puzzle pieces
dumped out of the box and scattered on the floor,
colour and pattern align for a brief instant
and two pieces snap together.
One edge fits.
Their place on the box-cover still unknown
but wherever it is, it is together.
2.
A white-striped fish
teases through the hair of a mermaid with her head buried in the sand.
The blades she keeps in that upwards cascade
don't touch him.
The poison she uses when she's scared-
as dearly known to him as his own skin.
He will dwell in her hair forever if she will have him
combing out the tangles she can't reach.
He feels safe there, buried in her curls
and her fronds.
3.
The floor is littered with discarded
chests, brightly painted but still opaque.
Locked.
The keys long-gone.
Inside each an angel-devil pounds on the lid of its painted prison-
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No One Cares About Your Story
GOOD NEWS: This is perfectly normal!
I can't remember the source, but a few years ago I read this famous author's account of how it felt to have his first book come out, and he mentioned buying a copy himself because he was afraid no one would take an interest. Now this is a guy who managed to get not only an agency but a publisher (which is a whole pile of people who were like yesplz), and he's still afraid readers won't care. I was like, 'whoa mind blown.'
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And, if you were one of the passersby, whom would you stop for?
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AkumaRyoshi Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool artwork :D
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moonlitsilverwolf Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the fav
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DreamingInSpace Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for the fav!
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sora-soul713 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the fave!!! :D
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