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I catch the scent of you

just when I think you’re gone
you come with the breeze

all burnt matches
   and black coffee

a heady haze
which haunts my nights
and stirs my soul


midnight and you’re there
a spectral sleeper
in the space next to mine

you smell like coming home

and I reach my hand to touch you
                   to know you

to understand that fucking part of you
that you won’t let me see

but your body breaks at my touch
skin turns to dust to light to darkness


and I am left with only the scent
of burnt matches
  and vanilla
  and black coffee

First of all I'd like to apologise for my lack of activity as of late - I made this account in the hope that I'd post a fair amount of stuff but university work has just been piling up so I haven't had that much time. Will try to write and post more stuff as I go though.

Secondly, new work I wrote tonight (29/11/15). Pretty tired during writing which is where I like to be. I like playing around with form and with word choice, just capturing a mood or emotion or situation in a sensory style. Hope y'all enjoy it.
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Given 2016-01-10
Midnight by VoicesInTheCanyon creates a quiet sort of desperation with sparse wording and a great appeal to the senses.  ( Suggested by inknalcohol and Featured by LiliWrites )
Cuiledwen Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016
Very well done and congratulations on your DD!! Absolutely well deserved!!
LissieBull Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016
Beautifully written, very visual, congrats on your DD :)
SycamoreSea Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...I wrote a comment trying to explain all the things I liked about this poem, but it sounded emotionless and dull, when the important part of this poem is the emotion. So, basically, I just... love it. Well done. And congratulations on your DD. 
Wolfguard22 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016
Beautiful piece. Congrats on getting DD :).
ansdesign Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on your well deserved DD. 
Lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :DALove: by Ikue
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
LindArtz Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beeaautifully done! :heart:   Congratulations on your much deserved DD! :clap:
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