Alison Rylands

@alijrylands

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Always remembering  #anyakrugovoysilver . I never met her but will never forget her.  #godhaunted 

Original post 9th December 2016.  #Posted @withregram • @alijrylands  #perfectday #perfect #poetry  #reading #powerfully  #beautiful  #poems  #by @anyasilverpoet  #anyasilver  #eating  #outside  #in  #december #with  #wine  #violets #and  #wonderful #words 'And what I speak remains traceless- like a beetle's breath, this Amen. ' Night Prayer by Anya Krugovoy Silver.  #fromnothing  #iwatchedyoudisappear

 #Metastatic
by Anya Silver, 1968-2018

I’d like a long braid to lasso my rage away,
to stand on a stage in a garter belt
and thigh-high boots and stamp my feet
through the floor, like to put my face
right up against someone else’s face and scream
until the scream knocks me to my knees, coughing.
I could become an arsonist, delicious click of the lighter.
Every time someone I love dies, I’d like a diamond
to line the hilt of a dagger, or tip an arrow.
I’d like to shoot the whole God damned universe
through its infinite starry center, and watch it suck
into itself, scattering the suns and galaxies
over each other like a jar of tipped glitter.
Don’t tell me not to be angry. Do you know
how close I am to flinging my whole animal body
at you, how little I care about being hit
back, or spat on, or bruised? Humiliation
means nothing to me. I have nothing to lose.
If you push me off a building, I’ll sing.
I’d jump in front of a bullet if I could.
I’d let someone wring my neck if only
I knew it would hurt God just one bit to watch me die.

Always remembering #anyakrugovoysilver . I never met her but will never forget her. #godhaunted Original post 9th December 2016. #posted @withregram • @alijrylands #perfectday #perfect #poetry #reading #powerfully #beautiful #poems #by @anyasilverpoet #anyasilver #eating #outside #in #december #with #wine #violets #and #wonderful #words 'And what I speak remains traceless- like a beetle's breath, this Amen. ' Night Prayer by Anya Krugovoy Silver. #fromnothing #iwatchedyoudisappear #metastatic by Anya Silver, 1968-2018 I’d like a long braid to lasso my rage away, to stand on a stage in a garter belt and thigh-high boots and stamp my feet through the floor, like to put my face right up against someone else’s face and scream until the scream knocks me to my knees, coughing. I could become an arsonist, delicious click of the lighter. Every time someone I love dies, I’d like a diamond to line the hilt of a dagger, or tip an arrow. I’d like to shoot the whole God damned universe through its infinite starry center, and watch it suck into itself, scattering the suns and galaxies over each other like a jar of tipped glitter. Don’t tell me not to be angry. Do you know how close I am to flinging my whole animal body at you, how little I care about being hit back, or spat on, or bruised? Humiliation means nothing to me. I have nothing to lose. If you push me off a building, I’ll sing. I’d jump in front of a bullet if I could. I’d let someone wring my neck if only I knew it would hurt God just one bit to watch me die.

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