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Northern_Soul
Northern_Soul
-Missy-
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Paper Sky

 
There’s a room  
with endless wires
two windows,  
a beige door
 
full of blueprints
& dusted files
 
they say it’s haunted
and I can feel it sometimes  
in the ghosted machinery;
little blinking lights  
flashing their way
through the gloom
 
reflecting in rusted lockers  
full of odd things
I can’t remember how to use
smothered in names long gone.
 
Sometimes, the dark shroud lifts
enough to gaze through portholes  
as the light rushes in, witnessing
faces and feet shuffling
towards exit signs  
 
and I think of them often
beyond the double doors
 
wondering if  
they realise I’m here
calculating their existence  
in digital waves  
 
waiting for the clock to drop
its relentless death of the sun.
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(I made the triple 🥳)

Grace
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🌹Yay Missy!

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Love Is...

Love Is...
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Northern_Soul
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The reason I know squirrel in Portuguese

 
had this stalker once  
tell me I looked
like his first wife  
 
got my phone number  
 
sent me pictures of her  
in weather far too good  
to be here, as I noted  
a resemblance  
 
and he’d leave me  
little notes  
on the work floor  
in his foreign tongue—  
a new word each day  
 
slotted into gifted books  
with highlighted chapters  
for me to learn all about  
his weird ass soul.  
 
Perhaps  
I’d of cracked the spine  
if I never wanted to spend  
another morning waking  
to curled porch bones  
where he’d lay  
all night  
 
perhaps  
if he had listened  
the first time I said  
 
no.  
 
Went to the police  
that morning;  
filled out some forms  
 
told them  
how I’d made breakfast  
with his sleeping face  
pressed against my door;  
how I now carried  
small weapons in my fists  
walking home at night.  
 
Truth is  
no woman should be made  
to feel like no is a maybe  
 
no woman  
should be clicking Google ads  
for self-defence pocket chains  
to allow them safe passage  
after dark  
 
and you know what  
I loathe most  
 
they couldn’t arrest him  
[wouldn’t arrest him]  
until he struck me  
 
until my skin  
was made  
to rot.  
 
Ask any woman—  
they’ll all have stories  
just like this  
 
statistics  
armed with  
brass knuckles  
and the Portuguese  
word for vermin  
we never needed  
to ever  
really  
know  
.
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meop drawkcab a

 


words
are beyond
things
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24.11.21

Grace
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KNEEL

A vision so bright
woven in the fabric
of happy-glittered thoughts
hopes and wishes
whispered through the air
for coffee kisses

Wake up
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Today was when we got the news.

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those veins

 
in your
wings—

are they
ripping?
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#NooPoo160
25.11.21

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Will there be tomorrow

You can't choose
run but can you live
fortunate
someone minding the house
keeping the hearth warm
loving me
unconditionally
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i thought it was over

 

 
 
this war  
i fought;  
 
all i  
had were  
my hands  
 
to spin  
whatever  
remained  
inside a  
cocoon  
 
as rain  
carved paths  
without any  
questions,  
 
i still  
live there  
sometimes  
you know  
 
like wings  
floating on  
unknown  
water,  
 
old ways  
lingering  
upon a  
current.  
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26.11.21

Northern_Soul
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I’m clearing out for Christmas

it’s a ritual I guess;
moving unnecessary chairs
& dusting old skirting

making way
for baked orange slices;
heady sticks of cinnamon
on my Yule tree

a work in progress
every year.

I’m clearing out for Christmas

taking stock of my life
in each room

cutting out
bad friends,
old bus tickets

creating space for joy
as I light red candles
and drink ginger chai
amongst fireflies

beneath the twinkle
of amber lights

oh yes—

I’m clearing out for Christmas

pained memories,
pockets of receipts

love branding flesh
in tongues of burning flame
like the log I watched
crumble earlier on the hearth

beneath the ivy,
fairy mistletoe

pure green, holy
mistletoe.
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it's better to walk alone

 
 
echoes  
the eleven  
year old.
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28.11.21

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Star Crossed II

By Souladareatease and Grace

HERO:       
Boreas’ tantrum fills the dusk
Roars of anger, what ails he
Perchance bitter of Leander
Love of my heart, my passion
Lending surcease to my burning
Kindled by thirst for carnal bliss

LEANDER:      
Beckoning light in Turquoise Tower
beacon so bright, the purposed night
Stands land opposite Hope
Heart of heart, soul of Soul
Wind blow of wicked cold
Poseidon, keep me from waters deep

[b]HERO; [/b]        
The day grows late
On this window, my candle bright
To show path to Leander in the night
In many grains, he shall refrain
Adage of love on parched frame
Oh fie, the candle embraces night

LEANDER:
     
Blackened night burned cold
A candle kept steer me though
Skin of Abydos sheath me safe this night
Guide me swift true distant hue
Lake of knives stab me through
Journey I make despite of thee

HERO:
            
Oh my heart beats with trepidation
Oh Selene would that thou shine
Or impulse Hemera on,
I fear for my beloved, lost
In the embraces of naiads  
Sealed with their loving kisses  

LEANDER:
      
Oh Hero, adrift from thee pleas
mine ears flood pressured deep drums
weep now as the pounding beats loves distance
Mastered by a lake now Hades babe
Reach for my Love cold stolen
As Love still holds in loneliness caverns

HERO:          
Oh Leander, thine husk water lapped
ravaged by naiads and casted away
O gods served and betrayed, hear my plea
Allow life flow on this my beloved
Or take mine, allow me succour
For without Leander, there is no Hero

LEANDER:      
O Hero, spun gold upon heart
Now spent in shadowy gloomed hall
My soul alive cries for here love is
How turns this trick, side by side
Be it Hades mist kissing pride
For surely this be the path eternity

HERO:              
O so cold rest I here since Selene reigned
Heart’s dusts, would that I joined thee
My Leander, my Love, so cold in death!
O but who art thou stranger so familiar
Art thou Leander, my drowned love
Or Euphrosyne’s jester’s laughter
      
LEANDER:
So blown by the deep spirited here, we keep
Souls bond ,Hope and Leander in clasp
Look to me Hyacinth high know our place
Be it left from air but we stare
Always, together mirrored panes image kiss
Aion and Aionios loves composite

HERO:            
The tale is done, Hero and Leander joined            
Bond of Desire Born of Love
Gone Us now, there be only One
Leave trails spark for everyone.                  



*This collaboration is based loosely on the story of Hero and Leander/Greek Mythology. Liberty has been taken with the location. This is an experimental attempt.*
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