Formerly Badass Horrible Poetry

This isn't just a poetry blog. Let's be honest, a lot of what I post is poetry but there are more often than not also postings about short stories. I do try to keep this blog separate from my others and post strictly creative work here. Some of it will be better than others, and much of it is in first or second draft stage when posted. These are raw works, and there will be spelling and grammar troubles at times because I use this blog to gauge what works and what doesn't. I use it as a place to get feedback. That's the reason it is "horrible". Because it's not finished-- And why should it be? We all want feedback but most of us are too afraid to put ourselves out there.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

No, it ended quietly


No, it ended quietly

Bellatrix has fallen
now all Orion has too.

they forcasted the stars would fall
and some
said it would be beautiful
like incandescent dew
dropped from a doe’s
eye who’d admit
they spoke those words
when the universe contracted
and we really were dead
center.

they glittered as they fell
but no one admitted
it was beautiful then
when sulfur replaced the breezes
and suffocated the trees
with a pillow of ash

and some
said, as it glistened
far off, that it would be cool
like water
but when a gentle flutter
prodded the skin
it burned and
fingers withered into tree twigs
blackened and

crumbled
and some
became survivors
and some
of those artists
and they chopped these twisted fingers
off of corpses
and copied the whole world on a cave wall
until one day
the stars unmelted
reformed and blasted
back into the sky.

©2015 Lex Vex 

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