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In the moment

Running lukewarm through

my veins, unfulfilled hopes quashed,

tension waned; mellow.

Music swaying, lips seeking

easy, dizzying nectar.


– Nix

Notes: featured image not mine

I can only be succinct/concise in my poems and not my essays, it seems…

And yes I reposted this just now as the first one didn’t appear at the top of my blog for some reason.

Song: Everybody’s Watching Me (Uh Oh) by The Neighbourhood (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7FeTsK3Vr4) – listened to the I Love You album on repeat whilst writing this. The voice reminds me of the kind of melancholic feeling I get from listening to Lana Del Rey too, but more relaxing.


Blood Summer

Not here to be marked,

or to sate your appetite –

I’m not a walking

juice box. I’m minding my own

business, now leave me alone.


– Nix

Notes: featured image not mine – credit: Terraria : stake launcher by BlacksmithOWY  (source: http://blacksmithowy.deviantart.com/art/Terraria-stake-launcher-471127338)Check out more of their awesome art over here: http://blacksmithowy.deviantart.com/

A tanka about vampires/mosquitoes, of course inspired by when I get bitten – one time I got three bites on my neck which didn’t fade for ages, adding to the reasons why I kind of dislike summer.

Also, just imagine the glass of blood (well I actually searched ‘glass of tomato juice’, afraid of what might come up) is from a soy milk carton which says “mine” on it. I hope someone gets that reference. EDIT: I changed the featured image because I found out I got permission to use this cool painting on my blog, thanks BlacksmithOWY!  🙂

Song: Closer by Kings of Leon (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkGhDHP093M) – I came across it by searching “vampire songs” and fell in love.

Pain without love

I can’t tell if I

care because you’re my friend or

’cause I have few friends.

Please be okay. I’m selfish

but seeing you hurt hurts me.


– Nix

Notes: featured image not mine – credit: Screaming Statue by Chris Goldberg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisgold/) (source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisgold/3542926806) licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Blog post title taken from first line of Pain by Three Days Grace.

My friend’s in a rough patch at the moment, so I made her a card. I drew her fave anime character and put motivational quotes on the inside.

What I say to myself is that without suffering, you wouldn’t appreciate happiness.

This is a tanka (one little haiku for a week’s post seemed insufficient).

Song: Painkiller by Three Days Grace (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud4HuAzHEUc) – Three Days Grace is my favourite band and One-X is my favourite album of theirs but Painkiller is off Human.