Theory of Emotion

July 25, 2012
what is, the theory of emotion?
is it the fact that life bends and twists
and dances around with broken legs?
the fact that tears are sad
when they are meant to be happy,
and our fingertips and rib cages
pressed against the hardwood floor
won't stop the agony inside?
ceiling fan blades won't hold
and the world will come crumbling down
over our lost minds.

this theory of emotion
is as raw as our hearts.
it keeps you up past 3 in the morning
chewing at your brain.
the moment when you begin to understand
the theory of emotion
is when you are too numb to feel anything.
and that my dear, that is when you understand.

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TraceS. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 29, 2012 at 10:56 pm
There are not many pieces that I give five stars to, but I'm giving it to this one. I feel that the ending is immensly powerful, and the imagery is top-notch. My only gripe would be that it is not long enough, but to be honest, I don't think it needs to be any longer. I think that it is perfect as is. Very well done.
TheGirlWhoAteTheWorld replied...
Jul. 29, 2012 at 11:04 pm
Thank you so much :) It means a lot to me! 
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