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On the Twelves

(written on 12.12.12) Today, I celebrate my 39th birthday, surrounded by a few friends and a celebratory social network of people that I’ve mostly never met, or have known from a different chapter of my life. I appreciate the kindness of all, nonetheless. It is a pay-it-forward time, and the…

why we hold hands

why we hold handsfrom “Xenomorphine (The Bonesetter’s Revenge, Book2)copyright 2012 artemis sere. i thinki think too muchthese dayssink too quick intostrange spacesbeyond watchfuldeceitfuleyesout of sight, yetnever out ofmind,orbitingthe peripheryof the core of it all, yetin direct trajectoryof the sky’srapid fall,‘ignorance is grace’you recall to mewhen I’ve lost my way,when my…

caste away

caste away from “Xenomorphine (The Bonesetter’s Revenge, Book2)” copyright 2012 artemis Sere I suppose  these things happen as a natural course of evolutionof a species with bloody rootsand murderous mechanicsour innocence stripped awayon the conveyor belt of arrogancere-purposed as component partsfor automated, dumbed-down avariceprogress printed in bloodand inked on bruised currencywith the…

bloom

bloomcopyright 2012 artemis sere. they bearthe burdenof our failuresfrail and helplessthese breakable stemswith budding thorns their thirst for light suffocated by night their stretch for height stunted by violence their impressionable sight tinted red by silencers they are the flowercloned of wicked waterwhose crimson petalsknow no better than to bend,…