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Avatar Author: Abby (LoA) Gonna miss you guys so much. My 'official/professional' email is: abbywall2440@gmail.com in case anyone wants to keep in touch! Read Bio

I licked my wounds like an animal
On the sheets of a bloody bed.
And the ethanol on my tongue stung and
Cleansed the deep cuts
While the demons danced in my head.

My blood is such a dark shade of pink
Not quite as bright as a tourist might think
Though the mass in that vein kept conjealed in a cup
Has such a unique way of fucking me up.

I licked my wounds like an animal
And watched as the snow fell outside
On the icy white pavement walked by prisoners and
Whores
While the demons whisper and hide.

And my blood is such a dark shade of pink
Not quite as thick as a lover might think
Though the shade on the bandage kept pressed to my skin
Has such a unique way of locking me in.

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  1. Avatar Robert Quick

    This is beautiful and tragic like a rose trampled in the snow, unseen.

  2. Avatar Reaver19

    This. Was. Friggin’. Amazing. Your energy and power and ability to make the words jump off the page or this instance; site, are truly awe-inspiring. I absolutely love your poems and your stories are epic as well, I hold you in very high esteem Abby.

    A really great poem!

  3. Avatar In Night's Arms

    I do agree with reaver, this is quite impressive though I hesitate to say that when it is just so…well tragic.

  4. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    Sometimes I think the best writing comes out of a place of deep pain. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that some of the greatest writers in history have also had to overcome some of the darkest obstacles in their minds.

    Great stuff, as always, Abby.

  5. Avatar Abby (LoA)

    Thank you guys! Always a bit embarrassing when I realise I actually posted this stuff =/ Your comments really are appreciated and I swear one day I’ll stop making you all feel awkward!

  6. Avatar In Night's Arms

    Oh we dont feel awkward Abby. Just…concerned I think.

  7. Avatar Robert Quick

    I feel both, INR, but an artist is just supposed to make people feel SOMETHING and Abby definitely gets us to do that. How the people deal with it is their own dealy.

  8. Avatar Iris...Alone

    Beautiful. ’Tis sad though.

  9. Avatar TwixGrinder

    OMG i love this your an amazing writer!!

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