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... small pieces of the I ...


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The Blonde The Brunette (complete) by Amanda-Graham Poems of Love by Amanda-Graham the girl desired by Amanda-Graham
Dishonor by Amanda-Graham Orchard by Amanda-Graham Life Roar Heat by Amanda-Graham
Helen Ghosts by Amanda-Graham


... be my blood ...

Monday, June 29 by AlexandrinaAna


how does someone trick you into anything? the trickery is always in the "look over here"; you already knew to look elsewhere ...



he bought his magic from a comic book

you bought it hook line and sinker

i'm sorry to tell you he was a fakir

you should have looked



you're the one who'll end

being pulled out of his hat

or crushed in a wire basket

beneath his coat



the gentleman's top hat

is a warm dark place

until it's collapsed

and put away



you were just a practice

towards his perfecting



if you've seen one wand

you've seen them all

they work the same

by illusions



play the bunny

play the hare

you're just another

after show meal



you were just another distraction

another "Look over there."



He is an Illusionist

not a magician

A slight of hand

a trick of your "I"



You were just a face card

hidden up his sleeve.



there are no ghosts in that cabinet


so don't bother opening it


i said it's empty

put your hand down



cut the deck with your left hand only

i don't care if it's a prosthesis

use it



One of the tricks to "The Cheat"

wear your lover's cologne

tell your 'significant one'

you prefer a man's scent


my lover wore two men's scents

her grasp of "look over there"





do you see?


that's how i reveal to you

my personal histories

how i learn all of the majics

i practice



every woman in my family

taught me my mastery

of seeing



i have issues with your I's


. A point of decision arrives, express mail in your mind. Will you stay a bit longer, to experiment with this failure? .

. There's nothing left to test, but there is a temptation to the torture in it.

. Now able to see unencumbered, immune. Your head tilts. .


the calm calculation

as you watch



i was told once, that i could be loved even through my harsh ... we both found out better.


all evidence in, the polls closed, we found harsh is stronger than love


when i was only three years old

and visited flung relatives in PA

they washed me head and toe

in the now discontinued



and i'm proud of them for doing that



... be my blood ...


the stare of bare windows, masking emptiness unknown, reflect the contents of a grey overcast sky alone


there had been silk back then, a second skin of nylon, colors in hues that made them blush from my seduction. i'd perfected a range of performances, pallets of sweetened gestures, of haughty pretense unintended slight exposures; what i could become …

for just the right stranger.


... fragile porcelains; they'd been arrayed upon that shelf, as she and all her friends, gathered in that Spring, had once been ... each slow footstep through the ruin of that Southern villa disturbed the dusts of what she remembered of it ... the wide wooden floors where colours of fabrics spun like fleurs, now curved, sprung downward, and edge lifted like pond waves stained grey ... the high window-tiered French doors in spikes and splinters, cast open; there, she'd waltzed, there she'd kissed, there she'd laughed ... she'd been bare legged and bare footed beneath her crinolines and lace; that night she'd been walked to the veranda; ... now her cobble-nail boots toss soft rotted wood with each step she takes ... her stud soled boots firm upon eroding concrete, the remaining chip bits where marble slabs had been pried away in salvage, she takes the air again ... here where night breezes had cooled, where kisses and panted promises had been exchanged, in this place love had been expressed, now a scent of rot rides beneath the perfume heat of Spring's breath ... the outer structure in frail passing states of failure, the cracked fungal paint and split trunk-sized columns still standing ... young pine tower spikes, thorn vines stretch green between, the skin of the ancient building spreading at lower levels like a midwife’s torso … a riot of untended weed-overrun planting beds, pike silhouettes of lilies vying for sunlight ... helmet in hand she straddles the lean muscle shape of the motorcycle wrapping arms round her leather warrior driver … "Okay, I've seen enough." "West then?" "Yes, finally."

© Amanda 2015
"Monday, June 29" by :iconalexandrinaana: © 2015


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Amanda Graham
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I became a loom ... a work of wood and oils and flesh and pain ... I became words, woven together to impart myself, an offering of memory and love ... I became a crowd of voices longing for that final color that might complete ... I am Amanda here to open, here to pound loud and set you upon a journey ...

Let me tell you a story ...

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For the ensconced demented deviants among us!

Yes, I AM a gay American woman; and damn proud of that. I flirt shamelessly with females, males, and photos of kittens. Anyone who let’s that go to their heads (eyes.the.homophobic.female.artist) is not only stupid but arrogant.




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chriseastmids Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Amanda many many thanks for all the fave ads :tighthug:
chriseastmids Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
you've killed me before ....

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lexxii Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Gallery Amanda:)

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Heart +fav Heart :) (Smile) 
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thanks so much for:+fav:'s!:)
Anj3lla Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015   General Artist
...❤...Thank you for the :+fav:'s and support...❤...
SineLuce Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Professional Artist
thanks for the watch:)
TheDreamsOfTheAges Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank  you for the watch! :)     I admire your work so very much so it's a particularly wonderful compliment.  Hug
chriseastmids Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Amanda as always thank you for the fave ads :tighthug:
Andaelentari Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for faving! :hug:
kaleecee Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
Thank you so kindly for the fav, m' friend!
oviedomedina Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
Much thanks for the favorites! :D
MoGhra-Morena47 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much for the watch! :hug:

Have a blessed day :)
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you Amanda :hug:
AlexandrinaAna Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015   Photographer
aww! thank you kindly! :heart:
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Thank you so much for the fave and watch! :)
chriseastmids Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Amanda thank you so much for all the fave ads :tighthug:
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Tag a quality deviant, You’re it! :iconflyingheartsplz: Quality doesn't mean that you have a lot of followers, or a lot of messages. It means that you’re nice to other people, and you deserve to be happy. :iconheartdanceplz: If you get this message, someone is telling you that they love you as you are, and they don’t care how much followers you have. Send this to 10000 deviants who deserve it. If you break the chain, nothing will happen. But, it’s just good to let someone know that you love them! :iconheartballoonplz:
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Thank you.
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Thank you for all the favs! :hug:
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thanks so much!

Happy New Year :love:
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Thank you for the favourite.
bareHa Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the favourites. They mean much since your own work I find so moving as to be almost terrifying. Thanks again
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Thank you so, so much! ♥ :hug:
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