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irreplaceable yet unnecessary
leave me in your retrospect
where you found me, unwanted & with a question mark over my head
or a Matchstick, maybe
I'm the fire you started &
couldn't put out
the one you doused &
the One you'll freeze without.
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xx :iconlondonrey:londonrey 4 1 between green and grey :iconlondonrey:londonrey 0 3
Night Less
your sleeves drip
reflected constellations
into pools on this rooftop garage
yellow lines between
our feet make the
imposter stars whiter
i will the parking spaces to
or for this separation to mean less to me
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symptomatic of attachment :iconlondonrey:londonrey 4 7
words are shadows. our
sooty followers, b(l)ack
willing captives:
we ache for abuse
chest deep in lava & she wades
deeper in hopes
her name will fly
frantic from your lips
enslaved to your inattention
words are wounds, clumsy
self-scars &
you are the penknife in my right hand
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& she prefered her hind leg caught in those
greedy teeth
her trapp-ed-ness : her happiness
his puncture marks & their bittersweet ooze
to hold her; to let her
in her last moments
belong to him
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young yellow lines down this, her street
streaked. smudged, maybe.
split. splayed, yet
neon under quivering stars
no el
[a journey, a war, a sickness
a pizza, a joke, a kiss]

hardly shelter
like wishing for longer sleeves
against the bite of the chill
of s p a c e
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Visibility, His Ability
twin forearm saplings
in a Spring frenzy they shatter each metacarpal
Gypsy bones won't contain this reckless green fever.
In Realtime let's grow fonder,
no sense in [still] waiting [still] for daylight to move the shade over to us.
This sky doesn't end;
your eyes stop it
Pray tell:
What keeps you rooted
Keeps you from me
:iconlondonrey:londonrey 30 43
Upon Returning
This is just exactly what I saw
Only it looks better in the inside of my head.
You see, the tracks from my brain to my fingers only run one way & they're bloody things, well worn & under-nourished.
Not unlike the faces of starving children.
There's a vacant teepee.
It reminds me of a used firecracker,
just a shell of something brilliant,
the casing of something that used to be more of a something.
Makes me think- we all need some company on the inside to make us whole.
Anyway, the teepee shrugged in the wind & flapped open,
ashes from the inside flew out & swarmed my gasping mouth like
vultures to the freshly dead.
They tasted just like the air around you,
delicately apprehensive.
I crawled through the mire with no pretence of grace.
I choked out "no" as the ashes cluttered my throat,
as I fell up into oblivion.
Can it really  be considered the past if I'm still sweating from it,
still coughing it up?
The word "tomorrow" summons a chorus of "yesterday's" from the back of the
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Gonna Soar
caught me a birdie&broke
her birdie neck, hollow-boned,
sounded more like a crinkle than a snap
really you'd hardly be sure it were
until you've got its
dead head
in your unregretful hand
gonna braid her wings into my hair,
gonna raise her birdie babies as my own,
gonna jump off this cliff with them in arms,
gonna soar.
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London Ray :iconlondonrey:londonrey 3 37
warm champagne for my insides
vos me caes
Autumn's daylight sliding down my throat-
seeping in through the holes in my skin until my kidneys glow
waves-like-wings to carry me cos
i've dreamt of soaring this underworld
with heavy limbs &
f o u r  in-this-moment eyes,
keeping "Far" far away
Let's don't quite recall the deep breaths we took, only why we took them.
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lava eyes
why you aimed them at me
grass gone to seed, she
lets Summer's heavy breath slither in through her pores
love's eyes
lover's eyes
he watched her brain melt and seep
through his
w i d e s p r e a d  fingers
& these webs that could not hold held what could not catch hold
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Shelf Life
steampunk brains whirring
come west, translucent boy!
your press-on googly eyes will lodge
in my voice boxsee i self-strum with sincerity
while your shell is yet a bud
plop off this dock
trust the wise lake
trust me to deal gentlyrecoil not; remember not
no blame to leave to die a thing already dead.
:iconlondonrey:londonrey 22 51
My Dear Peter,
There is a masterpiece: internal and wicked, laser-scrawled and syllable-heavy. It surfaces slowly, like pond scum. I often scrape at it industriously, collecting pieces and bits in the spaces between periods and capital letters, on the back of receipts, and on the college-ruled lines of composition notebooks.  
Were it set to music we would find it minor-keyed and shocking. Yes. Let's make this happen, if only to say we succeeded in a single thing, together. There is room in my cerebellum for the both of us to grow: crookedly, zigzaggedly. For us each to lean in, your left cheekbone will pin that half of my shrug down. We will no doubt find ourselves swaying in circles as if we were cut out and pasted back onto that overcrowded dance floor. I would hold back motions and words for the first time in my life, letting you lead. Ah, but words are not lyrics when they're left to bleed out on winter's bike paths. I wander worn synaptic trails, wringing my hands and h
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Random Favourites

toy boats and moon-rocks
toy boats sail in the calm streams that run along sidewalks,
rushing past houses, racing buccaneers with play swords.
imaginary sailors working hard to man the decks,
keeping watch for pirate sails.
cardboard spaceships dragged across lawns,
soaring to unnamed planets in far away worlds.
passing stars and black holes,
finding adventure under every backyard moon-rock.
cavernous caves made of purple and blue fabrics
convert living rooms into hidden forts.
you can't hear the giggles as you count to ten.
ready or not, here I come.
spinning in circles, full tilt, until daylight fades,
falling breathless on soft, sweet grass.
laughing together, dizzy, in the dying light
wishing upon stars with all your might.
run oh so fast when tiny hands tug pant-legs,
little voices laughing gaily:
tag, you're it!
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in side :iconhyperionic-xmissions:Hyperionic-Xmissions 24 0 snowy morning :iconhyperionic-xmissions:Hyperionic-Xmissions 2 5 deep :iconhyperionic-xmissions:Hyperionic-Xmissions 27 12 So long, lonesome :iconlaguwaga:laguwaga 22 5 Illness :iconlaguwaga:laguwaga 63 5 Blot :iconlaguwaga:laguwaga 15 3
Drinking in your voice
She had a voice like a cool glass of water in the midst of a dry, hostile desert - refreshing, calm; chilled but not frozen, serene but not languid. The ugliness of her face and figure could almost be forgotten when hearing the stream of speech flow by. She made hideous words ring like ivory bells - not silver. Silver? Too common; anyone can have a silver voice. No, hers was carved of ivory, incandescently glowing. Creamy bone, splashed with drops of shining beauty. I listened to it and was lost.
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i. destructive kindness, desert cat's eyes, sacrifice, wisteria in evening's stillness, hour of blue, cool bodies, guitar strings tethering broken bones, strawberries, need, the one question, anything-for-you.
ii. licking flames, desert cat's eyes, Pan's fireflies, warmth, grin, butterfly lashes, sharpness {you can't be too careful anymore}, refusal, ashes from sparks, Maroon 5, who i am hates who i've been.
iii. cigarettes, injury, undisclosed desires {he does love you}, exhaustion, blood-tattoos, never-let-them-see-you-cry, guardian, American Pie, rest, promises from charred feathers, comrades-in-arms.
iv. frozen derision, shared sociopathy, glasses, Why Georgia, velvet black, souls entwined, urbanity, {mmm} poison, Fences, ancient power-struggles, trust-is-a-losing-game-darling.
v. siren calls, Loki, you {hatred or love?}, cold zephyrs, Aquarius pride, misconceptions, anime, hare-witch, iridescence, fire-seduced, tangled hair.
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Final Place Of Peace.
           Existance has taught me that i could know the
                emotions of rather being the dust of my bones
             flowing with the wind than the root of
          something tragic that was once something beautiful.
       (I will lay here on the frozen soil to feel icicles
                  of their revenge. Piercing are the
              meanings in which they have to me, i am
           repelent.) Because i am selfless,
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London Ray
United States
Current Residence: The hearts of the hopeless
Favourite genre of music: alt/rock/pop/r&b/rap/indie/punk/emo/techno/folk
MP3 player of choice: Zune
Favourite cartoon character: Jake the dog
Ello my lovelies.
I will now proceed to feed you a bunch of bullcrap about how I feel the need to create a new account with less baggage associated with it. I'm not a "new person" or anything so ridiculous as that.. I just feel lighter without all these scrawlings.

I've been away, and I've made a promise to myself to stop making promises. That being said, follow me if you want. Read my crap. I love you. (:


p.s. I'm not deleting this account. It will stay, like a framed picture of me from my childhood.
  • Listening to: helena- nickel creek/my chemical romance
  • Eating: my nails


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After-Eden Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hello there old friend. How have you been? Just getting back to deviantart and my writing and I'm very happy to see that you're still active!
FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My dear London, I was so very happy to spot that avatar of yours. Thank you for dropping by. :tighthug:
cality Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
:iconcandycornplz:HAPPY HALLOWEEN!:iconbatsplz:
swansisters Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the watch! :rose:
londonrey Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
You're welcome!
KtheCard Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Writer
thank you for the watch, lovely. :heart:
londonrey Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Of course!
toxic-nebulae Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student Writer
:hug: how are you, beautiful?
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