I Am.

September 9, 2012
By morose.mallory BRONZE, Dell Rapids, South Dakota
morose.mallory BRONZE, Dell Rapids, South Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars


I am a product of my own thoughts’ divorce, fragmented and disparate
a cacophony of vowels and punctuation
I am a cloyingly decadent dessert, rotting your teeth disguised by the sweet
backhanded compliments and satisfaction
I’m an overtly obese obligation, long forgotten but forever casting shadows in your deep subconscious
I’m the reason you awake with a start, sweat beading your crumpled brow, as you remember your shortcomings and failings
I’m the leather bound books you’ll never read, the words you’ll never speak
insecurities you fear to give voice to
I am your 3 voicemails, nagging and unanswered, an icon in the back of your mind
I’m a piteous pitfall, tendrils of anguish constricting my happiness, though you don’t see that you planted the seeds
I am hesitantly hopeful; abashedly unbiased; atrociously accepting
I am the coppery complexion you see in the mirror
the blood singing in your prominent veins.


The author's comments:
-For him

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