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Unlace my skin. - Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist
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Unlace my skin.

Study the knots of my shame
From a lifetime of can not
or the deference of
should not.

Know me not like I know me,
Not how I have always known me.

Unlace my skin,
unravel and drape me
over a cool leather chair,
with fingers dexterous and
unrelenting.

Originally published at Portrait of the Young Man as an Artist. You can comment here or there.

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dangermouse72 From: dangermouse72 Date: January 14th, 2014 09:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Did you right that?

It's kind of creepy and graphic, but I like it, especially the last verse.
abmann From: abmann Date: January 15th, 2014 01:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yep, I wrote it.
dangermouse72 From: dangermouse72 Date: January 16th, 2014 08:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Firstly..........aaaaaagghh! I can't believe I wrote "right" instead of write and didn't notice. If LJ will allow me I'll edit now.

Secondly...as I said, I'm impressed. I really liked it, especially the last verse.

Do you keep a record of what you right? (Other than being on LJ I guess, or do you give it a specific tag?)
abmann From: abmann Date: January 16th, 2014 02:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
You did it again!

I've been keeping things in Day One on my various iOS devices and laptop. It stays in sync so I can use anything handy to write an entry and know it will appear anywhere else I want it later.

Otherwise, I don't have much other back up besides the various internet posting targets. I should export my LJ - I've got a lot of (bad) poetry in there over the last 12 years.
dangermouse72 From: dangermouse72 Date: January 18th, 2014 08:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh ffs.......sometimes(?!) I shouldn't be let near a computer... apologies again for being a dick.

It wouldn't bother me so much if it wasn't the sort of thing that irritates me when other people do it, so when I do it it's obviously worse.

Do you know of anything similar for an android (Samsung) phone? I know I should be using LJ more but tbh I find the lj app a bit crap (unless I'm doing something wrong of course).
abmann From: abmann Date: January 18th, 2014 06:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sorry, I have no idea what is out there for Android. A quick google search shows a couple pretty looking ones but I think your goals/desires for your end product should inform your purchase more.

Do you know what you want to get out of journaling? Is it about posting or just writing or something else?
dangermouse72 From: dangermouse72 Date: January 19th, 2014 09:24 am (UTC) (Link)
I just want to make myself journal more often. Not necessarily on this one as this is my 2nd journal for my more 'adult' interests. I've got a phone with a larger screen with this in mind but it doesn't seem to have worked.

I'm on the verge of getting a tablet too, so maybe that will make a difference.
dangermouse72 From: dangermouse72 Date: January 16th, 2014 08:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Nope it won't let me edit because it's been replied to. My shame is there for all to see ;op
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