Brittle

Well, this is disappointing. I can’t seem to figure out how to space out the different verses in wordpress. :/ But casting all that aside, here’s a brief look into my poetic-ish endeavors. I thought this style would suit the subject more, since poetry is succinct and can be more fragmentary.

P.S. I have included an image of the original piece at the end to show the original spacing–something I took time in crafting specifically for this.

BRITTLE

by Lady of Chairel

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How can you

with three sweetly sung sounds

shatter my soul?

Its shards lie on the floor

bleeding perfume.

How can you

so carelessly

break my heart?

Still I would rather

fracture

     into

                      a thousand

                       fractals

at the

                          touch of a feather,

                                                                                or

                             the breath of a breeze,

than

like a block of ice

barely s p l i n t e r at the

smash

of a hammer.

How can I

at a whisper of beauty

hurt so easily?

See my soul

—crystal prisms

                        across the floor,

rainbows dancing

                    to a siren’s song.


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