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i am a spinster, a classic fable
spinning away with my needles
folded neatly in my hands.
i sew hearts just to rip them apart
at the seams all undone.
too much poison.

the soldiers fed me too much dirt
and lies so i've been hiding them
between my crooked teeth
with the lords and ladies of
endless pasts collapsible into a
paragraph, a word, a letter.
i need a different kind of letter.

indian summer has its way with you
when you use it for your work.
it swallows you and will drag
you back into freeze if you look  
away long enough.

i am a spinster,
not even a widow, no young to
carry in my mouth to spit out over a cookfire.
she never felt herself or human without
a boy attached to her arm, fumbling with her limbs
and putting her back together only to pull her
apart again at the joints.
reminiscent of my stitched hearts,
except they like to chew off the flesh
and me i like to pretend.

we pour poison into our glasses because
there's nothing else to do
and bodies are disposable
shred-able as paper.

even when i've married three men
and thrown them away
i'll still be a spinster,
still sewing my crooked hearts
to every dead chest.



but who will sew mine?
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ilyilaice Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Hm, how intriguing.
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breathingglassstars Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011   Writer
i'm glad you think so<3
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Solarune Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011   Writer
Wow. This is really interesting, it reads like a fable. Fantastic work :)
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breathingglassstars Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011   Writer
thank you incredibly much :love:
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Solarune Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011   Writer
not at all. :hug:
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PoetryToTheMasses Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
This work has been featured in ~PoetryToTheMasses' latest journal after it was suggested by *ClearSound.

Please take a look at what :depoetrytothemasses: does and suggest your favourite poems from on or off dA to be featured.

Keep writing!
~PoetryToTheMasses
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breathingglassstars Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011   Writer
thank you so much! i'll definitely check it out.
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PoetryToTheMasses Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
You're welcome :)
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Only-Another-Wraith Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Student Writer
the verse about the indian summer will linger in my mind and i'm glad it will because it's so much better than what's in my mind right now.
thank you <3 this is beautiful in all the right ways.
i hope you're okay <3
:heart:
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breathingglassstars Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011   Writer
oh love, are you okay?
and thank you so very much dear<3
i'm okay, breathing(:
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