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Blood and Poison, Part 1 Skyscrapers, city lights, the constant smell of methane cities had a way of always being awake beyond the Wildlands. Even at the darkest hour of the night, there was at least one building alight, illuminating the area with the streetlights. The moon becomes insignificant, and people are more focused on their television or computer to bother to watch it.
The Wildlands itself was a lot different. Forests, bushes, the constant smell of rain due to the recent, mild storm . The Wildlands had a way of relaxing even the busiest dragon. At night, the forest's treetops obscured the moon to the point where visibility was close to zero. Normally, someone who wanted to go out into the forest at night would need someone with the Light Element as wellsomeone who can act as a walking flashlight.
Young dragons didn't have enough power to do something like that. The average Light Elementalist woul
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the summer heat lays limp in the city’s lap,
breathing long oppressive breaths.
it does not even lift its lolling head
to bark out hoarse indignancy
when a strange man brings the mail.
there might be heavy rain today,
brought by some swollen, murmuring cloud.
the world will whirl and howl,
then settle down,
to die a little more.
o, quickly, love,
press your back against the wall in fear
as the universe spreads her arms and
shuts her eyes
and starts to summon the end of all things.
come with me
to the place of windows full of speechless afternoon
hot windy whispers of half-formed solutions and resolutions,
sweltering sunlit meadows we’ll wander and then forget.
o quickly, love,
let’s to the season of forgetting
and unwind all of our harshest memories
and fill the universe’s mouth
with mute cotton.
i’ll whisper these words to you some evening
with all my exigency in the hand i rest on your arm—
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