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Sometimes, she is my mistress
Sneaking in through my window and seducing me out of sleep
She keeps me up past sunrise, whispering sweet promises in my ear
Silencing me with her smoldering passion, stripping me until inspiration strikes
She makes me sing, until the sheets are slathered in a thick skin of poetry
Sending shivers up my spine and igniting my senses with her ghostly fingers
She is a lover and a shadow, nowhere to be seen when I wake

Sometimes, she is my psychosis
Suffocating and strong, I can do nothing but submit to her grasp
She seethes, like a snake constricting around me until my sight blurs to smoke
Slowly, she consumes me with sick reverence and searing obsession
She stifles me because she refuses to be restrained, yet I long for her kiss
Severing haggard breaths from my lips, leaving me stunned and aching
She is a succubus and a nightmare, haunting me

Sometimes, she is my saint
Stifling sobs against my shoulder, shaking me until my tears start to fall
She has so much to say, so many secrets to share and sweep me away with
Shadowing her eyes from the sun, she starts to speak, and I am helpless to her
She smiles against my wrists and whispers countless stories to me
Serene yet sad, she bottles her sighs and leaves them stored in my chest
She is a safe haven, but I know she only came to say good bye

Sometimes, she is a statue
Staring, lifeless, existing only to my senses
She doesn’t speak, doesn’t breathe
Yet I seek her all the same
I know it was intended as a joke, but I read a comment once that said "My favorite tragic love story is between an artist and their muse"
Didn't plan for this to turn into an exercise in alliterations though, oops!

A lot of times I don't post my writing/poetry until I come up with an illustration to go with it, but I think this is one of those pieces that stands by itself better.

Let me know what you guys think!

You can also find this on Tumblr
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DerpyMabelPhinabella Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! Wonderful! Beautiful!
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
DerpyMabelPhinabella Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcum.
DizzyTestament Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013

I love all the images you come with in this. Didn't think of artist and muse immediately, but it makes sense. Sometimes I get that feeling myself. (It's a shame we don't think muses are males, usually). Beautifully written. Even a little inspirational.

Tyshea Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)

Haha, I usually see my muse as female, probably cause I tend to like girls more that way? Feels like I'm chasing someone I like I guess :lol:
Glad you like it though!
DizzyTestament Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
I think in Greek lore, they are females as well. I know when I think of muses, they're female to me too. I think females are more inspiring, both physically and mentally. So it makes sense to me.
SassyRaptor Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Filmographer
I love how every single line, but the last one stated with the letter "S" - was that intentional? o:

This is fantastic! Chilling, really, the words are used so beautiful, and there's a definite sense of rhythm to them. 

Beautifully written. c:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, it was intentional, the rhythm even changes in the last stanza to bring focus to it and slow down the reader's pace 
Thank you!
RunsWithBooks Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
This is really cool! I love the idea. I feel like there are some parts where the "flow" seems a bit off, but I won't point those out unless you want to change stuff around. :D Still a favorite regardless. :)
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I'd actually love to know your thoughts :)
Not sure if I'll revisit it, but it's always good to know next time I tackle something like this
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