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#NoPoo Book 1     An ode to Gabriel

Grace
Grace
Idryad
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11.5.2021
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Violins

slick perfumed oil
poured
on rose water
shampoo on naked body
half submerged in white bathtub

surrounded by scented candles
flickering light
throwing shadows
on bubbles
sparkles on water

scent heavy on air
drowning all other
meek scents
warm on cheeks
indifferent caresses

for a moment
it was an embalmment
and wings gently unfurled
in a corner of the universe

Northern_Soul
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Watermarks

 
She asks me if I want to swim † †
if I want to plunge white flesh † †
into damp algae lakes † †
† †  
I smile at the thought † †
of wild women † †
floating through space. † †
† †  
Iíve decided † †  
thatís why I do it † †
† †  
thatís why I bare pasty legs † †
to passers by as I leave † †
all fucks behind curled up † †  
in bags for life on the shore † †
† †  
thatís why I skim bones † †
in freshwater broth † †
as I skirt the balance † †  
between thigh and sky † †  
† †  
and itís all I can think about † †  
as I pour water over a teabag † †
thinking of us all as passing † †
drowning things † †
† †  
be safe on land † †  
or swim the waves † †
† †  
either way, † †
we die.
Written by Northern_Soul (-Missy-)
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#NoPoo/ 120521/ 00:57:13
Ď0í ppm memory armies.. of an invalidish resurgence..




pure breezing midnight airs
feels a fresh lease of chillaxing
generous waving in curvy turns
of a gracing unasked heaven
in its outpour ozone stream..

thatís now in a domineering
chemical infiltration.. from the many
ghostly demarcating white danger
zones zeroing in :: the knifing
pungent chlorine, so~ pandemic
repellent airs .. from the frighteningly
knocking in, the affected
neighborhood adjacencies


more acrid than this
is the sinking in lumpsome
difficulty.. those
read words of a broken english[/i
frm that why? how? so quizzical
resurfacing.. six years old
unread letter.. unfolding
in the reading..


why it emerges only now
& why still the silken smooth goodness
of it.. pierces rough a venomous
jagged anomaly.. distastefully
unfitting unto the brokenness
cracks of this holding still
deaden heart .. thatís
neither in storming crisis turmoil
nor in tears springing free


itís a stoic sterile moonstone
of mammoth muted craters
in a clarifying nothingness
in holds of now ..just
new now .  in this booming
truth of infinite love ..

& not the back old black swallow blocks
from fullstop times stumbled before
or an exaggerating after in
a meaningless continuance


let me tell you, ..those
zen tea gardens & jubilant
pink cherry blossoms.. is a
serial killing bloody irony to that
your dusty twisted attic heavyhead
..that you desperately straight violate
the lighted timeless lightness lanterning
sunbirds.. in an infectiously high
flying revolution ev,


this now   l o v e




#love #pandemic #ERULGCT #bitterpast #nowness #newness
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emancipation of truth by sacrifice


The horizon yields freedom
O' the sun's shine
and air invigorated crisp
cleansed of all blatant false virtue
that stagnant suffering
some, from my own delusions
but punctuated perfect
by the clear sound
of your confirming voice

Yes,
that part was played
one way so easily
the other, easier still

To placate?
or to shine only in the moment
I'll never know
forasmuch as knowing, is of trivia
moot within a tsunami of liberty

A discovered will of betterment
within my own leap of faith
Bounds undone
and righteous truths spilled,
like ceremonial blood
opened from every
harsh ripped wound

bathing a good soul

in release
and of the hold




that once did grasp.





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5/11/21

AspergerPoet56
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(NoPoo 182) With Bated Breath

If i said
Alk rhe words
I have held back
would it
Touch you
In the way
You have touched me

_feral
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an incident report

 
 
there's something  
about being brought  
to book regarding
incidents †

ahmed asked  
if i was sorry  
for what i did  

i replied  
sorry is such †
a funny †
word  

but no  
i'm not  

and i  
know my  
manager  
isn't  
either,  

i think you  
should be  
looking into  
why it got  
so far †

i've been here  
almost two years  
this october;  
we're already  
on our third †
manager  

i think you  
need to ask †
why that's  
happening,  

i knew †
the answer †
to that  
question  


ahmed †
just buried  
his eyes in  
the incident  
report.  

 
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Northern_Soul
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Never mind the fish

Twenty was a mess
 
arriving drenched
in garish spirits
full of cheap beer
and endless
disappointment
 
clutched itself nightly
before maddening beige
counting each exhale;
a silent death-wish
with no Earthly place
to go.  
 
Thirty was different  
 
it sang about shadows
consuming wild rivers,
found the old Gods
on Englandís moors
 
stood open armed  
in the ocean to feel
the juice of the world  
upon salt-parched lips,
shining out weird beacons
until weirdos howled
in return.  
 
I donít talk  
about scars often
 
how when I shave my legs
I wonder if I trust myself
when cold steel feels  
like drunkenness
 
but Iíve come to realise
maybe the years themselves
are wounds weeping into hours
as bones attempt to float
amongst a wreck
 
and the more I allow it  
 
terror
wonder
everything
 
the more I realise  
I am not a number at all
 
Iím growing gills
swimming through  
black time
 
luminescent space.
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Bluevelvete
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I should have, but


I
never
did
tell
you

That it was those
very first moments,
as my internal
self protect instructor
screamed out in bloody
Thereó
teetering on the edge
of our exquisite annihilation
in just fractions
of those hushed moments†



I was already yours.







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AspergerPoet56
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(NoPoo 183) For Aye

writhe
so beautifully
in love
wriggle
with such
pleasurable abandon

i challenge
the fire
deep within you
ss passion
takes you to
a place of submission

see new colours
feel senses find
a pure existence
in the softest
touches
my fingers instill

float
amongst the stars
with unbridled ecstasy
dream
of forever
in that final release



Bluevelvete
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AspergerPoet56 said:(NoPoo 183) For Aye

writhe
so beautifully
in love
wriggle
with such
pleasurable abandon

i challenge
the fire
deep within you
ss passion
takes you to
a place of submission

see new colours
feel senses find
a pure existence
in the softest
touches
my fingers instill

float
amongst the stars
with unbridled ecstasy
dream
of forever
in that final release



seriously, perfect 👌🏻
Brilliant ink, C
🌹-💙
x

_feral
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there's rain in the office

 


my doctor
asked me
if i was feeling
better

i asked him
what that means
for somebody living
with bipolar disorder,

do i believe
i'll relapse today,
try something silly
in a few days, next
week or a month?

i don't understand
what feeling better
means to this day

probably some
horseshit word
created in order
to make our own
hell comfortable,

i explained
there's no way
of feeling
better

we just
learn to live
inside the
storm,



i don't
give a shit
anymore.

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Northern_Soul
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On wetsuits and not giving a fuck

when you shop for neoprene  
people think youíre into
some weird kinky shit  

as if fucking in a wetsuit  
is the least bit appealing  
sliding around like butter †
in a hot pan  

but I take a tape measure  
measuring thighs  
& wobbly bits  

asking questions †
Iíve never asked before  
about rubber thickness  
and how cold a person †
can be before one  
of these babies pays  
for itself  

and for the first time  
I look at myself †
glossed like a seal  
in a full length mirror,  
hair nest-tangled †
under a silicone cap  

as I realise †
thereís a firm divide  
between those who †
are judging and those †
that donít give a shit †
what people think  

theyíre showing up
to buy a lifeó  
experiences  
& memories †

and thatís worth  
standing in a store  
looking like a gimp  
on a Thursday  

thatís exactly  
what living  
is for.
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lepperochan
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This is how they wash their hands


Of the two paths
I chose establishment
thought itíd be good for him
and the other one
whoíd lost his tongue

now I know
what I shoulda done



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Just a quick thanks to the people. your offerings are very much appreciated.

the nature of this thread is low key, otherwise Iíd be busting out the champers every ten hours.

thereís over 40k views of your works. and rightly so.

weíre going to have to start thinking about starting a new one, thereís 1200 posts

Iíll keep you informed, and take any ideas into consideration




My idea is to title this thread  #NoPoo book 1 and credit everyone who posted either at the start or the back page

to that end I would plead to anyone who has the commitment to gather all the names to do it, it would be class



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