#1
Moby Dick has always been my favorite book. When I was younger I moved to a new town at the beginning of summer, so I had a lot of alone time to be a preteen, reread my favorite parts, and pretend it was all happening in space.

Star Fleet Captain Ahab


I.

I use to hide in my bedroom all the time
and no one would ever miss me

Pull ‘round the blankets count one
two, three Mississippi

And they’re gone,
Voyager, voyager.

Stubb, Pilot
Tashtego, Destroyer


II.

Roots sinking into these covers I’ve become funerally invested,
Merchant missions toward Cassiopeia I’m self-indebted,
Unearth myself within tasks lesser souls occupiedly dreaded
We will all sink for this, hear me now, as I have said it!
If ever the wretch darest accost the boat of my defending!
If ever the leviathan traverse stars for death’s rending!
Unleashed through righteous shot my harpoon hellsending!


…oh, sorry, Mom. I’ll be quiet. I’m only pretending.
OBEY THE MIGHTY SHITKICKER
#2


Warm.
マリ「しあわっせはーあるいってこないだーからあるいってゆっくんだねーん 
いっちにっちいっぽみーかでさんぽ
 さーんぽすすんでにっほさっがるー 
じーんせいはっわんつー!ぱんち・・・


"Success is as dangerous as failure. Hope is as hollow as fear." - from Tao Te Ching

#3
there is something very sweet about this.


something about this makes me feel like the graphical representation should be tinkered with. mind if I play with it on some graphic software and spit back an edited version to you? (I have some creative space this winter while I'm on break)
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#4
dis is very good. agree with what everyone said in the thread, savoring the word choice (esp. in first part) to evoke the flight of prepubescent literary fantasy <333

when i read it out loud i noticed a few points where the rhythm my voice wanted to have with the poem was disrupted. too few or too many syllables. i dunno if you were going for a full rhythmic effect or if you read it in a different way than me but:

And they’re gone,
Voyager, voyager.

Stubb, Pilot
Tashtego, Destroyer

this part had the matching syllables but not matching emphases when i read it outloud.
and they're GONE, VOYager VOYager
stubb, PILot, tashTEgo, destROYer
see what i mean?

Roots sinking into these covers I’ve become funerally invested,
Merchant missions toward Cassiopeia I’m self-indebted,
Unearth myself within tasks lesser souls occupiedly dreaded
dis bit felt like some lines need more syllables and some need less. i don't know, read it out loud a few times and see what you think. also the word occupiedly feels clunky and hard to say and i bet you could find a better word.

but i really like. this was really cool.