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My woman and I, and a friend from East High,
We moved to the city, where ugly is pretty.
Where fancy is shitty, and towers scrape sky.

My woman and me, and a little kitty,
We live by a landfill, trash under a hill,
And daily, still the smell comes at 3.

The four of us sleep in two rooms that creep,
The floor makes sound when we're not around,
And we're steeped in bills that can't be found.

We went for a walk, and a bit of a talk,
And in an empty lot, in a plain looking spot,
We did not expect an old condom by a rock.

This place is a mess, it's gross and it's dense.
The tap tastes like bleach, but his own to each.
I love every breach, and I love every stench.
If you have a smartphone, a laptop,
A television, or a game system,
Live in one of the few countries that
Strives for self-improvement,
Have access to a variety of
Styles of education and career,
Have more than ten pairs of clothes,
More than three meals a day,
More than one car or motorcycle,
More than one bathroom
And more than one bedroom
In your house or apartment,
A Bernie Sanders bumper sticker,
Or the means to acquire any
of those amenities in
The foreseeable future,
Then . . .

Regardless of your race,
Skin color, gender, sexuality,
belief system, or income bracket,
The level of privilege you enjoy
compared to people who don't
have those things is staggering.
So stop complaining about people
with very similar lifestyles
To your own, and find something
Useful to do. Help the people
Who need help. And don't do it
On Tumblr, Facebook, Reddit, or
Twitter. Do it for real.
An Open Letter To Social Justice Warriors
I suppose telling you that I'm a bisexual, mentally handicapped, lower-middle class, unemployed, college dropout, American Indian stay-at-home husband does nothing for you? Well, go fuck yourself.
People are dying. Muslims killed by muslims.
But to say Islam is the problem is bigotry?
Get off your high horse and deal with the fact

People are dying. There's a way to stop it.
Don't "tolerate" people who aren't tolerant.
Because violent intolerance is the reason

People are dying. Even if Sam Harris is racist,
Who gives a damn? I sure as hell don't.
Because Sam Harris isn't behind the fact

People are dying. But criticizing the killers
On the news shouldn't be the response.
The response should focus on keeping
Wear it proudly.
I was standing high upon a tower.
I had just seen a beautiful film.
And although the bullet had inspired me,
I decided I would jump on a whim.

I was going to land on the ground
Rather than fly towards space.
But maybe I'd still reach heaven,
If indeed there were such a place.

Melies might find that funny,
But I had forgot how to laugh.
My wife had died some years ago,
And I felt I lost a half.

My friend knew I was sour,
He said my pain might end.
But living through such pain
is like living for a friend.

Just before I go down,
I'd like a cigarette.
Pairs well with loire,
Or at least I would bet.
To The Moon
Another somewhat macabre poem. Pairs well with loire.
Jak and Daxter Precursor Compass
The NEWS letters on the map for The Precursor Legacy are different from the official ones.


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Shannon Richey
Artist | Student | Literature
United States
I am a 20 year old living in Utah. I originally got an account to try and up my art skills with a comedy sci-fi webcomic, which I might have done, but having only MS paint, it was hard regardless of my skill and hurt my hand badly. During my first year at high school, I developed a love for writing in all of its forms, which encompasses most of my recent stuff uploads to the site. Many of my poems, stories, essays and so on contain swears, and some even contain grammatical errors, so sorry in advance.
  • Listening to: Queen
  • Reading: Kubla Khan
  • Watching: One Piece
  • Playing: PoleRiders
  • Eating: Ramen
  • Drinking: Sex On The Beach
Just worried about the stuff I wrote at school that I can't get to and my never be able to access again. Better get over there some time soon and retrieve my poetry and short stories.


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leothefox Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016   General Artist
SO MUCH LUFF Thanks for faving

Canyon Riders by leothefox It Waits by leothefox  
carbinecanine Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I looked at your icon and then I was like um
then I realized it was godot om g
tammleandbass Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student Writer
My friend :iconlevsta: drew it as a joke. He made a nicer one but I keep this one. It's been my icon since I started.
leothefox Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014   General Artist
Llama Emoji-46 (This and That) Thank you much for faving

Stargazer by leothefox Ingmar Bergman by leothefox  
tammleandbass Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student Writer
Of course, man. Every time I look at your stuff, there's so many awesome pictures.
leothefox Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014   General Artist
la in love 
Iskava Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Your writing's amazing :)
tammleandbass Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student Writer
Well, thank you very much.
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