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and now, I’m defined by the
confines of my body, the faults
I carry like misdemeanors against

the ones who translate me in
lines and curves and scars that read
look, but don’t touch. now, I’m

busy catching up in revolutions
around the sun and laps within
the indignity of my own mind;

swallowing travesties and memories alike—
the sun in your voice, brightening
me inside as I wake up and breathe

like an eclipsing star, my bones clanking
together like wind-chimes, my legs
giving out like ghost people

who’ve given up. this is beautiful, this
stripping of layers upon layers
of reality and pretending

I’m not ashamed to stand naked and
quivering before those who judge me
in impersonal numbers and figures

as though I were irrelevant, that I’m not
holding my breath in hopes I will
float away like a balloon, beyond

human comprehension, light and fading
like the handwritten notes and promises
scrawled across every inch of me,

just so I could be forgotten
when the next victim wages a war
against herself. I wonder, now,

if no one can carry all this weight,

how do I keep from drowning?
love me for my vulnerabilities
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haphazardmelody Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The beginning of this is so brilliant...and I hope you realize that it's pretty universal too. You're not alone in how you feel.
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
thank you :hug:
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LightOverpowers58 Sep 22, 2013  Student Writer
Powerful words, unmistakable in their intensity...your imagery is absolutely stunning m'dear.
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
thank you :love:
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Nanciefy Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, amazing. Intense throughout the whole thing.
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
thank you so much!
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FuzzyHoser Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, this is gorgeous.
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
as are you :heart:
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FuzzyHoser Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:huggle:
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0hgravity Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this would make a great spoken word piece.
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