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... small pieces of the I ...


... messages ... to you ...

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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


.my lover said.

Island by Inextremiss

#RadioMandy - ∑1 ≢ (∫(∑us))


  the isolation is kept keen,

  a sharp edge of awareness,

  a tool to remain intact,

  independent, able to cut,

  separate, survive


remember, you are only passing


A trainable craft to it, your legends learned, the histories memorized, proper manners of speech and dress; you'll dance to their music, always aware, always watching for the knife-edge.



  the misplaced brick upon that ancient bridge

  where exchanges never occur

  a body in the rail yard gulley

  its addresses unknown

  a quiet hiss on all the phones

  nightshade crackle footsteps

  closing on you from the blind

surrounded by questions

Examine your day to day conversations with co-workers, friends, family, a cute waitress; those lean toward each other frozen smiling faces ... "How did you meet him/her?"

"What does he/she do?"

"Where is his/her family from?"

"Do you have a snap of him/her?"

"Who is that with him/her?"

"What sort of car?"

“Is he/she educated?”

“Well paid?”


They’ll pick pockets for lint traces and ticket stubs, search for clues in the tiniest couch cracks, checking your medicine cabinet, your key racks, closets and beneath the panties in your drawers. Their hunger never ends for 'the informations', for comparisons to make, toothed grinding wheels of evaluation.

"That's a lovely watch, is it a Rolex?"


at our centers

. introductions ... interrogations .

The eyes travel, expressions exchanged between participants, clothing, footwear, outer coat; a visual cavity search including your teeth. "Have a seat." Check each place’s positioning. Note the room’s changing temperature.

... your back never protected ...


safety in their numbers



never blood

never family

when the decisions are made

you are thinner

you are shed


closest ever said

"you are " part " of the family"


and to die from it ...

something unexpected

you hadn't planned for it

out of all things considered

not the A or B or C schemes

you'd actuaried

... finally, how sweet


#RadioMandy - spun for the lonely field agent ones




a vision, a clue, what you see in others is only you


If you ever visit, yes I’ll read your palms, your body’s scar maps, your movements and words; yes when I do our dishes I’ll read your cup.

I'll avoid telling you what it is that I see of you, what it is that I know to a certainty. You will never love me enough for that.

Though I like to think that you might.



You pick a place

a location

call it your setting

every detail painted

in tones that reflect

a purpose

the veiled contempt

behind every confidence

the constant violence

of a city of industry

No need to dwell in

the specifics

the simple statements

of participant observer

The glare of certain light

the hue of sunsets

dust blowing constant

nights far too bright

Steel rust tones

that leach from

every word spoken

Peeled paints

on all your surfaces

- backgrounds



.margin note #421.

can i say the same of you?

your treatment seeming

less violent

but as assertive as his?

I’m certain

she suffered less damage.


is the rape of a conscious

any less considerate

than that of my body?



there is always more that might be taken







my lover said

"... they mean nothing to me you are my only family."


#RadioMandy - the link

© Amanda 2015
"Island" by :iconinextremiss: © 2015


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Amanda Graham
Artist | Professional | Literature
United States
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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lexxii Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Gallery Amanda:)

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m-gosia Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
Heart +fav Heart :) (Smile) 
SineLuce Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Professional Artist
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 :)
nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
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:
Aurora66 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
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:
mippieArt Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
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:
Adherance Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
fragilemuse-org Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Thank you for all the favs! :hug:
scheinbar Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks so much!

Happy New Year :love:
Monocephalized Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
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
ElenaHelfrecht Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you so, so much! ♥ :hug:
skulkey Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
lost in language, lost in sound
Amanda-Graham Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional Writer
i love it ... confusion about whether you were involved in production or that you were referring to the music you were playing at that moment

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