VisitorThere is a ghost doing handstands on my front lawn,Visitor by sliverofciel
wrist-deep in fresh soil. Her hands are birds
It's late, but no one comes to take her home.
The pale moon offers a silver smile -
the clouds disapprove.
Too tired to dream, she buries her legs in sky.
Tonight she is invincible, untouchable,
this frail girl beneath the stars
this death in light.
There is a ghost doing handstands on my front lawn,
falling to her white knees. Her stare is a pane
The eyes of the living are often murky but
the eyes of the gone
Stories about our fatherOur father is fourteen in this storyStories about our father by cowcreamer
so we must imagine him young and slim
bobbing on his toes, the quiver
of his racquet like the quiver
of a cat’s tail.
We’ve seen our father play before,
sitting courtside with our action figures
and paper dolls,
deadened to the minor explosions
of balls striking asphalt.
But we are surprised now by the
in his face, his eyes moving the tight loop
from court to net to opponent
and back again.
And it occurs to us
that we haven’t occurred to him.
Our father is pre-marital,
his world blazes between these
But soon we look where our father won’t:
To the stands where
our boy-faced uncles jeer
beside our grandmother, thin and erect
where we know her
soft and stooped.
She raises a hand to the metallic crest of
her hair and calls out,
David! What’s the score!
And it is understandable to us
that he pretends not hear.
That his shoulders twitc
Hey guys! Thanks for letting me know that some of the folders were full (if I've missed any please let me know)! I'd like to say now that I'm sorry for taking quite awhile to make some new ones; I've just started a foundation course at college and this is my only day off and my first real break in awhile (hence, me not being on dA like usual).
I've also put the voting system back on 2 folders, the Adult themes and nudity folders, simply because I've noticed a lot of people submitting to them incorrectly and because they seem less artistic and more pornographic than they did when the voting system was on them. I'm sorry if this is annoying, but I've done this to stop incorrect submissions, and to stop works that break dA's rules from getting into the group.
But anyway, the new folders are up, so start filling them and have a nice day!
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