Hello again, friends. Hope that all of our US readers enjoyed your Fourth of July holiday festivities. Here’s our latest batch of sexy/hopeful/emotional art and writing, chosen by yours truly, Duffboy.
Believe in Kindness by 8upchef
Believe in the kindness of others
Believe in their intentions
Believe that there is no hidden agenda
That even now
In these days darker than others
That a person can show kindness
Believe in kindness
My Lord Carpathian by Arcadia Tempest
Reload my arrogant heart
drink of it
if it will please you
My Carpathian Lord
I am not one of the in-tune
lacking of beat
a retracted tempo
Feast on me
drift me to a figment
when your savoring
in me is done
I will not remember
cast black eyes into me
slumber the memory of you
leave a vision of what lives amongst the hopeful
She sees in her dreaming a wayward witch who covets the fresh liver of the eye painter to bring color to her dead heart.
They will protect the painter of eyes.
© K S Hardy 2011
Contact (t-shirt) by Manana11
Pájaros Volados by dmcart
Inbox is full by msdebbie
My inbox is full
of messages I do not need.
My smile is full
of teeth which crack and bleed.
My memory is full
of words which say so much.
My outlook is full
of possibilities I dread to touch.
What should I say?
I feel empty.
What do I mean?
Something is missing.
I feel clammy with malcontent.
We are missing something.
My inbox is full.
Ryan by Jascie Epinn
I know there’s nothing I can say
to apologize for this.
And to be honest, it’s all I’ve ever wanted.
From Prom night
When a boy sang to me
such sweet words as we rubbed hips on the dance floor
“And I will never try to deny that you are my whole life
cause if you ever let me go, I would die.”
And I reveled in it
Those words were so delicate and delicious
But now, after promises having been broken
Bones and hearts and spirits past
Those words disgust me
They are empty, meaningless
Only connoted by displeasure and shame
So how dare you look me in the eye
and tell me that you love me?
It’s all so swollen with raw humanity
I don’t want them
Take them back
I don’t want to be your everything
I don’t want to be the one who is breaking your heart
I don’t want to be her
But I know there’s nothing I can say
to change your heart.
Goddess of the Mountains by David Mapletoft
the shape shifter by frederic levy-hadida
“Awesome” doesn’t really begin to cover it… by singerchick
If I could invent the words to capture the sunset
I’d fill a new book every night.
But even if I could create a language to do it justice,
I could never keep up with the glorious new hues God crafts nightly —
How much less could I begin to describe the breathtaking trail
Each saline drop etches from your tear ducts to my heart?
the radiant sun by hollyann
i have a soft heart
and as such
i wake up
with a radiant sun
in my mind
that fills the day
with the light
never to be darkened
the radiant sun
of my mind
the radiant sun
not one left out
not one alone
it just depends
it has been found
a peace that glows
there to behold
so look in
there it is
for you to
the radiant sun
the home of calm
Hat and a red rose by fotowagner
Sea of Flowers by Artof Morgaine