Mellifluous & Gargalesthesian

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The abrasion

They say it enters without
knocking, and so you do.
There’s a smile on your
face but I don’t know
what it means.
I watch you slowly undress,
and almost faint when you
take off your skin with an
elegance I’ve seldom

seen before.

You leave your lips
in the corner of this
room, and I lie with
them, pretending it
to be a kiss.

- Mellifluous & Gargalesthesian, The abrasion

(Source: maebus, via gracious-bones)

Kingdom Come - The Civil Wars

“They watch each other, they share no story. I will not cross you and you must move on. There is nothing else. It reminds me of some tale, stay with me to remember, it reminds me of where I was going without you.”

—   Richard Siken, “The Stag and The Quiver”

(Source: potterlockedintheshire, via alonesomes)

It isn’t

There’s this feeling I like
to call “love”, but it isn’t.
I like to think it’s streaming,
but it isn’t. It’s sticky, cloggy,
sometimes it burns and itches.
I like to think it’s sweetened,
but it isn’t. It’s sour, thready,
sometimes it spoils and sickens.

- Mellifluous & Gargalesthesian, It isn’t

(Source: yimmyayo, via paranoid)

(Source:, via whatworksdot)

Different language

I wish I could read my poetry
to you - only the soft words -
with a quiet voice, because
I’m not as tough as you think
I am. And I know I either talk
too loud - so does my mind,
but in a different language -
or don’t communicate at all.

Rememer when you grabbed
my hand and I tried to tear
myself loose?
Next time, just hold it tighter,
don’t let go. Don’t ever let me 
go again!

- Mellifluous & Gargalesthesian, Different language