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richardsikendaily · 3 days ago
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Detail of the Fire
by Richard Siken
A man with a bandage is in the middle of something. Everyone understands this. Everyone wants a battlefield.
Red. And a little more red.
Accidents never happen when the room is empty. Everyone understands this. Everyone needs a place.
People like to think war means something.
What can you learn from your opponent? More than you think. Who will master this love? Love might be the wrong word.
Let’s admit, without apology, what we do to each other. We know who our enemies are. We know.
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richardsikendaily · 8 months ago
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x / Landscape With Fruit Rot And Millipede, Richard Siken
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richardsikendaily · 11 months ago
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[text ID: You said if people wanted to change the world, they would. You said most people like it this way. Too bad for them, I say, I want something else. /end ID]
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house-ad · 2 months ago
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richardsikendaily · 11 months ago
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[text ID: Negative space is silly. When you bang on the wall you have to remember you’re on both sides of it already but go ahead, yell at yourself. /end ID]
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THE WAY THE LIGHT REFLECTS | Richard Siken
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richardsikendaily · 11 months ago
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[text ID: A dead man at our feet staring up at us like we’re something interesting / You though if you handed over your body he’d do something interesting /end ID]
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Richard Siken, Wishbone // A Primer for the Small Weird Loves
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richardsikendaily · 11 months ago
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[text ID: Personally, I’m a mess of conflicting impulses—I’m independent and greedy and I also want to belong and share and be a part of the whole. I doubt that I’m the only one who feels this way. /end ID]
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richardsikendaily · 11 months ago
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[text ID: She used to believe that words not only meant something but they helped. I think this is the real problem. Sometimes words don’t help. /end ID]
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richardsikendaily · 12 months ago
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[text ID: A lover is standing too close to focus on. Leave me blurry and fall toward me with your entire body. /end ID]
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richardsikendaily · 12 months ago
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[text ID: I’m a romantic, an absurdist. I am bad with facts and I get confused. I’m a hostile witness. I didn’t want to see this, talk about this.  /end ID]
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richardsikendaily · 12 months ago
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[text ID: The constant development of thing after thing, cause and effect, the inevitable always waiting for you, up ahead, in the distance, as you inch reluctantly forward. /end ID]
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house-ad · 2 months ago
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richardsikendaily · 12 months ago
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[text ID: Sometimes you get so close to someone you end up on the other side of them. /end ID]
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richardsikendaily · 12 months ago
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[text ID: When she saw herself, finished, she said, It doesn’t look like me. Picasso said, It will. Perhaps it will look like her because it is the document and will remain, while she is just a person who will fade. Now, when we think of her, we think of this painting. Picasso was planning ahead. The painting is evidence but not proof. There’s no proof that she looked like that, even though we have the document. She existed enough to be painted. She could have been an idea, but that’s another kind of existing. /end ID]
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richardsikendaily · a year ago
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[text ID: I’ll give you my heart to make a place for it to happen, evidence of a love that transcends hunger. /end ID]
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richardsikendaily · a year ago
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[text ID: Someone once told me that explaining is an admission of failure. I’m sure you remember, I was on the phone with you, sweetheart. /end ID]
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richardsikendaily · a year ago
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[text ID: Just because a thing’s invisible doesn’t mean it don’t exist, you think to yourself, but still, there is no valid way to test it. /end ID]
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richardsikendaily · a year ago
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[text ID: The way we move through time and space, or only time. The way it’s night for many miles, and then suddenly, it’s not /end ID]
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richardsikendaily · a year ago
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[text ID: What can you learn from your opponent? More than you think. Who will master this love? Love might be the wrong word. /end ID]
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house-ad · 2 months ago
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