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have you ever driven through
a fog so thick that you can part it
with your fingers? a fog so dense
that you stick your hand through
the car window and watch it disappear?

these special fogs press
heavy on your eyes and ears,
fill the dips of your collarbone,
quiet the murmurs living
inside your throat.

before i drove through this mountain
and through this fog there were bills
to pay and children to teach, people
i hated and people i loved. there were mental
disorders and electrocardiograms. fears.

now there is only the positioning
of my hands. a steering wheel. a whisper
in my ear that says "drive carefully."
a cliff and a guardrail.

now there is fog.

and maybe, if i wish hard enough,
the fog will keep me.

i am not afraid of dying.
i am just afraid.
tell me what your favourite book is, okay?

-

in other news, my facebook page has a drawing of a unicorn in a tophat. [link]
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Kaleidoscopic365 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013

"That's as bad as killing, to take away everything a person is! September had never been betrayed before. She did not even know what to call the feeling in her chest, so bitter and sour.
Poor child. There is always a first time, and it is never the last time."

 

~from The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There (Book #2 of the Fairyland Chronicles)
By Catherynne M. Valente

(but can we really only pick one??)

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Zaadi-iman Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The Great Gatsby is my favorite book!
Your gallery, and your writing, and just this, is so amazing. You're so honest.
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edibility Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist
The Perks of Being a Wallflower. You might like it.
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emilyericson Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
My favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird. Everything about the way you write takes my breath away. You inspire me. I'm afraid to post anything, but I think I just might. You are amazing.
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nowmydarling Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have so many favorite books, but one that's always struck me is a children's trilogy, starting with the Hollow Kingdom. It's by Clare Dunkle. Has anyone asked you what your favorite book is yet? <3

Whenever someone asks me why I enjoy poetry, I turn them to you. I can't give you any pretty words, but know that you're my favorite. I don't know my favorite what, but you are.
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estallidos Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Writer
thank you, both for the compliment and the reading suggestion.

i can't remember if anyone asked me what my favorite book is. i used to just say slaughterhouse five, and while it IS one of my favorites, i have so many that it's difficult to choose.
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darkpunksbabe Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
my favorite book right now would be The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
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EmilySam Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
My favorite book... It probably has to be my big book of Edgar Allen Poe...
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estallidos Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional Writer
i love poe! i went to UVA and walked by his dorm room every day :)
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EmilySam Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Ah, that's so cool!
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