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My father's hair is gray now.
I'm not sure if it was the elevator
or that realization that caused
the lurch in my belly.
There's a little plastic container
on the bathroom counter, housing
blue, yellow, beige pills, designed
to slow the body's inevitable breakdown.
There are lines around my father's eyes now -
I feel his loneliness echoed in my chest,
in the mirror as I prepare for bed.
A blurry, half-remembered moment,
smudged with time, of sitting on his strong
shoulders, laughing in the sun,
so sure that he would always be able
to hold me up to touch the sky.
We live this half-baked life now,
circling each other, moments intersecting,
brief, our real lives hours away, with our
other families, and his silver hair,
little pills, sad eyes make me terrified
that we missed our chance, started
too late, and I will never be
daddy's little girl again.
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Whale Songs of the Pacific
Listen, the girls swallowed by whales are the ones that grow up lucky.
Listen, no one will warn you about the little boys with the magpie eyes and the fists swinging splinters of glass. No one will warn you that their smiles are sweeter than their words are sweeter than their souls are sweeter than their intentions. No one will warn you of the sheer weight of the world.
Listen, sometimes girls are fragile. Sometimes girls are frothy. Sometimes girls let boys nuzzle "I love you"s into their necks and sometimes girls drink the wine of believing them.
Listen, sometimes the boys really are sweet, and little girls' tart puckered mouths can't taste the difference.
Listen, writers are the ones that drip fishhooks down their throats to coax out their hearts. Writers are the ones who fling those heart-hooks into the sea even if they have a message but not a bottle. Listen, sometimes fish swallow them. Some of those fish sink to the bottom of the ocean with the weight of the world in those heart
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ice queen
She takes you by the hips
because she's too hungry
to appreciate the warmth
of your hands.
She transforms you with her fingers,
bending every edge till you're just her
ball, made of glass,
that she shakes once in a while.
She always preferred ice over sunshine.
And I can't stand the sight of her,
she chills me to the bone.
Because she has my whole world
in the palm of her hand
and I fear she might break it.
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The Importance of Gold Flecks
        I learned the meaning of the word when I was young on a summer afternoon. Too hot to play outside, I was sitting with my dad on our blue couch with the small white polka dot fabric. In retrospect, it was probably a tacky piece of furniture, but love is unconditional when you are small, and I sure did love that couch. I remember my dad watching Winnie the Pooh with me every Saturday morning on its spotted cushions. That day, though, we had a conversation about eyes that I never forgot, and even then, its deeper meaning was not lost on me.
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He smiled, and told me that mine were also green, but unlike his, they changed colors. "Sometimes they are blue. Your eyes were so blue when you were a baby! Big and blue.... Someti
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So my gallery consists mostly of works in progress. There are quite a bit more WIPs that I haven't posted. So... just accept this as the norm with me. This is how my life goes.


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Lauren Reaka
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
United States
Isaiah 62. Lover of God (Christian). Artist: traditional/visual, prophetic, designer (clothing, jewelry), writer, vocalist/musician. Elfchild.


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W-out Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015   General Artist
multimerci :sun:
sophiaazhou Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
thank you for adding Monstrous Thoughts to your +favorites;
I appreciate it very, very much. :heart:

Monstrous Thoughts by sophiaazhou
W-out Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014   General Artist
bareHa Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you
Starsong-Studio Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the fave on Farewell Song!

:airborne: <-- for you
at-home-in-space Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
:floating: thankyou
circa-2000 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank You so much for the fav))
scarletwave Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much for the fave; it was very unexpected. :iconletmehugyouplz:
Ascending-Storm Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
:hug: God bless!
betweenbirches Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
And you as well, bro. Hug 
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