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TICKtock

That's all you hear. The echos never stop, never cease. You like them. You like them..

TICKtock

You see white- its all that exists now. White, blinding lights, and pills. So many pills. Little white pills. Everything. White. You know it should scare you, but it doesn't. Nothing does.

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The only contrast to the stifling light is a clock. A clock.

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You're numb. And you don't know why.

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Another day. Or year. Or second.

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Routine, routine, routine.

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You hate the little white pills. You hate them. You hate who gives them to you. You hate the silence. You hate the white. You HATE the white.

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One day, (or year, or second) there is a routine change.

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A visitor. For you. They're color. Not bright white. But you are.

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They says they know you. You don't know them. You hate it. Not knowing. You hate them. Just like the little, tiny pills, only you can't hide this under the mattress.

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They say they can fix things.

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You don't care.

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You pretend you care. Oh, you're such a good girl. You care, you're getting better. You're playing pretend. You don't care. No one cares. It's all white.

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They come back. They say they can get you away. Away from this place. They can get you out. And they will. You know they're serious, because you're not used to anything from them.

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The white ones take then away. You don't see it. You don't see anything.

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They don't come anymore.

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You don't care. Now they're blinding white, just like everything else.

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You love the pills.

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You love the silence.

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You love the white. You LOVE the white.

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corinnebeloved said...
Feb. 4, 2013 at 9:45 pm:
I love thw ay your work comes full circle. The transition is amazing and creepy. Artfully written. I can almost feel the insanity spiralling down as I read.
 
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EtherealLibretto said...
Feb. 4, 2013 at 10:09 am:
Wow. What a stunning poem. That is amazing, I love it! I could totally feel the insanity of the ticktock clock and the little white pills and the white everywhere. It gave me the shivers!
 
triadbella replied...
Feb. 4, 2013 at 7:43 pm :
Thank you! This is a new style of writing for me, so your comment was inspiring!
 
EtherealLibretto replied...
Feb. 5, 2013 at 10:04 am :
you're very good keep at it!
 
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