Morgan Adessi and Dominique Liu, from Romaine Hearts
song inspiration is "Quiet" by This Will Destroy You
"She was was one of those broken people.
The ones I usually tried to avoid.
But there was something in the way she moved-- the way she blinked too slowly when she looked at me-- that was untamed and inviting.
Something wild about her black eyes that was mysterious and sophisticated.
Once contact was made, I couldn't tear away.
It drove me insane.
And I hated it.
I hated that sickening high school curiosity, the hormonal excitement I thought I had outgrown.
It was unbearable.
She was like a drug.
The only drug that didn't work for me.
The only drug that made me feel more alive."
“And with that, she continued
tracing down my trachea and rising sternum
unrolling me like a ball of twine
exploring me with every inch of her body
and making my body dance against its will
to the ebbing of her hips
Skin contrasting like thick, oozing ink on ghost sheets
writing poetry on transparent flesh
with unbelievable visceral prowess
she left me questioning once again
my corporeal form
yet wondering for once
the strength of my consciousness
nothing but confusion and fire burned under my eyelids
but the slow sink of foreign nails into my bones took the air from my lungs
and I could not help but watch her perform her strange rituals on me
the mystery smeared on my body,
left unnamed and enchanting
was nothing like how I remembered
and until dawn, slowly
she left me
is this what it’s like
Art, characters, and prose (c) me