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The wings of this disgusting creature move furiously,
hovering like an insectile spaceship,
around the forty watt god.
Its ambivalent plight to touch is appalling
but I admire its simplicity
and its dedication to its cause.
It has strong convictions,
nothing will stop it from obtaining its goal…

Turning the aluminum threads of my own forty watt god between my fingers
I illuminate its incandescent disease from a butane powered torch.
The shell of my vessel scorched black;
the contents glowing, twisting, and contorting.
The vile nocturnal addict attacks its god with violent fury.
Painful blasts of heat send it retreating,
fueling its desire for more.
Its raison d’ĂȘtre shall be its demise
and so shall it be mine.

My volcanic deity fumes with toxic anger,
smoke billows from its only orifice.
Taking its Pandoric prize into my lungs
I can feel the ostensibly caustic concoction flowing into my bloodstream,
into my brain.
My body aches and twitches,
my organs are twisted and rotten.
I want to cry, but have no tears.
I want to scream, but have only fear.
I want….

As I lay my ship to rest
and lean back on my black urine stained chair
bequeathed upon me from the streets,
I watch the moths mechanical actions.
It is unrelenting in its quest for satisfaction,
unrequited in its passion for appeasement.

Despite our evolutionary differences,
our organic and intellectual structure notwithstanding.
We share a common bane,
our need to be loved….

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Joined February 2008

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this is my first writing posted. not sure if it’s understandable or if its even readable, but tell me what you all think anyways. Thanks

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