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alone
tastes like the first grass of spring,
and the tender shoots
stick in my throat
and i cough.

and
cough
feels like a hard, oval sugar-disk
that is yellow in color and tastes like
cleaning fluid.

and
fluid
is the melty-blue sky
when the wind kicks up,
and it has the emptiness of a
furniture-hungry room.

hungry
is brown and vast and breathtaking,
as if the awesome landscape deserves your air
more than you do.

and awesome feels like
popcorn in my shins,
hard kernels exploding into
slippery, fat puffs
that just disintigrate.  

and
disintigrate
is a funny word because it has three i's
and it is rust-red like a river
and reminds me of chalk.

rust
is a slap in the face with
a cool sheet of red metal.
it bubbles up like boiling water.

but
face is different
if it's mine or yours,
or if i'm facing something
that is
smooth and white and cold
like a marble statue of the sky.
These are all true feelings that I get when I hear/think of these words. I've tried my best to portray them, but they're fleeting, so it's hard.

I've always had this thing where, if I heard a surprising word or phrase, I would feel a sudden sensation that was a mixture of smell, taste, or just knowing. (It's so hard to explain what I mean by that...) It was only once in a while, just a sort of jolt and then I forgot it again.
But last weekend I was in a pillow fight with my brother and my cousin, and one of them hit me really hard in the head with a memory foam pillow. Suddenly, I was really dizzy and the room was full of strange feelings. And since then, I've been having random 'synesthetic' moments in response to words being heard or read. Like the words I described in the poem.

I'm not sure if this is even considered to be synesthesia, but I have no better word for it. Even right now, as I write this, my skin is tingling with all the words that I'm thinking of.

I'm sorry if this seems weird. :XD: I just thought that an explanation would make this poem a little less confusing. :lol:
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is awesome.  there is a girl I met on dA that really has this syndrome.  She wrote a nice piece on it that is somewhere in my faves
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Mercury-the-Queen Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Thank you! I find synesthesia fascinating. Though I don't experience it like most others with the syndrome, I do hear songs in colour, and my numbers have colour as well. It's really interesting. 
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rainpeltkitty Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I really like this.  I really want to write a poem kind of like this depicting some of my synesthesia lol.  But I know the feeling of how fleeting such ideas can be lol. Very nice work. :)
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TactlessPenguin Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I taste words as colours! I love this. It is beautiful; it captures the confusion and complexity of it all. Reading it makes me want to scream "THAT'S HOW IT IS!!!!!!!" 
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Mercury-the-Queen Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
That's so cool. :D I'm glad you like it, my dear. :D
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Bluesquare108 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
I understand it. ^_^
For me, mainly letters and numbers have colours, but they also have personalities. I don't get that entirely with words, but some words do stand out. ^_^
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Mercury-the-Queen Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Yay! :D
I think I get it more with words because I like words more than numbers... :XD: But it's cool to see how other people percieve things. :)
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You did beautifully! I am a synesthete too, and it is so hard to tell other people what I *sense*, even other synesthetes. Sort of like my words are only a stick figure in comparison to a real human being. But you really pegged it! Thank you! Do you see or sense numbers too? Songs?
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Mercury-the-Queen Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Thank you! :D I know, some people just don't get it when I try to explain it to them. It can be frustrating. I'm glad I was able to portray it well! :) Numbers for me have colors, and songs have color and sometimes texture as well. It's not so much that I actually "see" the colors, but I can sense them in my mind's eye.

Do you usually see or sense things? :)
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:iconvulcanmassagebadidea:
Oh yes! Numbers have color, texture, and feel, and so do mathematical relationships, like addition or exponents. I see/sense songs as abstract art inside my head, they are all different. Letters have colors, and words usual have color and a mind-feel or mind-knowing, which is the hardest to explain. :) Do you enjoy sensing things like this? You said you did not always...
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Mercury-the-Queen Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
I know what you mean about the mind-feel. It IS hard to explain... Yes, I do enjoy sensing things like this. I have always had colors for my songs and letters, but it's just recently that words being spoken have had a synesthetic effect on me. Like the words in the poem. :meow:
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VulcanMassageBadIdea Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
I have always wondered what the world would be like to non-synesthetes. Are your words more pretty now? More vibrant? Do you speak with more precision? Or is it overwhelming?
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Mercury-the-Queen Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
The non-synesthetic world is probably dull and boring. ;) My words are definitely more vibrant and pretty now. I have never spoken with precision, and being able to sense my words hasn't done anything to help that. (Actually, sometimes the feel of a word will distract me so much that I stop talking... :blush:)
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VulcanMassageBadIdea Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
That sometimes happens to me in math, the feel of an equation can be overwhelming. Also in a song, if it is complex. But very pretty. :)
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:iconmercury-the-queen:
Mercury-the-Queen Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Yes, even the complexities can be beautiful... :love:
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dipdipgoose Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012   Writer
Nice view.
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Mercury-the-Queen Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Thank you. :)
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PossumFan Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Great word choice here, very descriptive. Nice work!

+ fave
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:iconmercury-the-queen:
Mercury-the-Queen Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Thank you! :heart:
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:iconpossumfan:
PossumFan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome! :Heart:
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:iconorigem:
origem Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
You actually have synesthesia?
Wow, that's quite rare 0_0
Thanks for filling me in how it feels
I've always wondered :)
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:iconmercury-the-queen:
Mercury-the-Queen Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Well... not exactly. Maybe a subdued version of it, or maybe I'm just insane... :lol: I feel odd things when certain words are said, and my songs and letters/numbers have colors. :)
You are quite welcome! Thanks for the comment! :D
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Your fantastic work has been featured in Friday Night Features.
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:iconmercury-the-queen:
Mercury-the-Queen Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Thank you! :heart:
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
You're welcome.
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ZombiiFissh Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I understand all of that :3
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:iconmercury-the-queen:
Mercury-the-Queen Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Yay! :XD:
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ZombiiFissh Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
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MandyMullins2 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
This reads kind of like a song :heart:. Well, to me all your poems sound like a song :).
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:iconmercury-the-queen:
Mercury-the-Queen Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Aww, thank you! :giggle: I love songs... =P
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:iconmandymullins2:
MandyMullins2 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Me too! :D
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sense-and-stupidity Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student Writer
I love the hungry one. :) breathtaking. I think you portrayed the concept beautifully. hhmmm...I really want to try this now. :)
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:iconmercury-the-queen:
Mercury-the-Queen Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Thank you! :tighthug: You should try it! :la: Let me know when/if you do!
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sense-and-stupidity Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Writer
alright, I will. :) thanks for the inspiration.
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:iconmercury-the-queen:
Mercury-the-Queen Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Awesome. You're welcome. :D
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sense-and-stupidity Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Student Writer
I finally wrote it. :) There are only a few paragraphs that are about it, and I'm not sure I captured it exactly right, but I think it's okay. I would love to know what you think.

[link]
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Mercury-the-Queen Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
WHOA. I commented, so you'll probably see that first, but WOW. Just wow. :heart: You have an amazing gift...
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sense-and-stupidity Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Writer
aww. thank you sooo much. :) I'm pretty happy with how it came out, which is a first for me. haha.
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:iconmercury-the-queen:
Mercury-the-Queen Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
You are very welcome. :D And you SHOULD be happy with it. It's wonderful. :)
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:iconlittlemayniac:
LittleMayniac Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, words are quite a special thing. ^^ They all have their own unique shape and colour :)
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:iconmercury-the-queen:
Mercury-the-Queen Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Yes... and people wonder why I sometimes fall in love with words! :giggle:
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:iconlittlemayniac:
LittleMayniac Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Same goes to me! There are some word that I really love to hear and use :meow:
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Mercury-the-Queen Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Which ones? :la:
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:iconlittlemayniac:
LittleMayniac Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
flutter, fluff, flaw, flow, fly ! :D
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:iconmercury-the-queen:
Mercury-the-Queen Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
You like words that start with "f"? :XD:

I like the word "dazzling." :meow:
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:iconlittlemayniac:
LittleMayniac Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Right now I'm in a mood for words that start with 'f' (and 'fuck' perfectly fits too :XD:)
Othewise, I really like words with hissing or spitting sounds. (Just like a cat, cats like this kind of sound :meow:)
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Mercury-the-Queen Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Fuck- It's such a great word. :XD:
Like... "schizophrenic"? That's a hissy sort of word. :D
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KitKax Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your writing. It's absolutely stupendous. And don't worry, I get the same thing sometimes.
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Mercury-the-Queen Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Thank you, darling. :heart: I'm so glad you think so. :) (And I'm glad I'm not alone! :XD:)
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KitKax Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, you're more than welcome! :D
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