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June 10
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it's 4:06 a.m and
eleanor has developed an
complex within her stardust confines.

oxygen shimmies, lung
glitter on display,
into the hidden places between her lips.

an owl screeches and
it tears at her inner workings until they
grey rust and breed dichotomy.

anxiety triples beneath
the weight of the moon and
presses on her temples until they collapse.

the world touches her irises
and arches its belly into her memory
until she wakes coherent and pale.

it is 6:04 a.m and
eleanor has developed a taste for the
falsehood within dreams.
Full title: don't name your daughter eleanor, you'll lose her in dreams.
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Between its time-fixed beginning and ending, this poem's few stanzas provide a deep well of dreams. In a way, each stanza can stand on its own - further enhancing the feeling that we are fleeting from one dream to another, with only hints about content.

This poem rises about the typical "what I dreamt last night" theme in that it doesn't really tell a story so much as it just touches on the images, leaving the reader to fill in these gaps with their own imagination. Such is the duty of the poet.

The dream-like quality of this lets me rate it high in Vision and Originality. Some of :iconecholalic-ellie: poetry might be more emotionally raw or have a higher impact, but all-around I find this to be an excellent work.
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schriftsteller Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014   Writer
Yes. I feel this. I have been there. 

Also-- I love your use of "irises." I've never thought about using it and you do it beautifully.
introverted-ghost Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014   Writer

Awh, thank you. :heart:
schriftsteller Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014   Writer
Welcome. :heart:
Kathryn-Walt Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Oh, this is beautiful. My only critique might be that I thought the fifth stanza was a little superfluous, and that the piece might be a little stronger without it, but this is such a wonderful piece either way. I especially love that opening--caught me right away. :)
introverted-ghost Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014   Writer
I'll have to give that some consideration. Thank you. :heart:
ShiningSteel Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful. :rose: I love how you can bring your thoughts your life.
introverted-ghost Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014   Writer
Thank you. :heart:
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