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Wispy Introductions of a Confused Child

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“Please introduce yourself”

Who am I?
I am as undefinable
As wisps of smoke
Dancing out of a child’s grasp
I am the confused frown
Written upon their face as they
Try to comprehend.


Try to comprehend
I’m not well.

Strangled screams from my past
Crawl up my throat
As I think of all the things I could say.

I am
A confused child
A frown
Lost wisps of smoke
Not well
Not myself

“Hello, my name is…”

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hwoodruff98 said...
today at 1:32 pm
This was a nice poem. I liked the disjointedness of the last stanza, which reflects anxiety well. I also liked how you incorporated the dialogue at the beginning and end of the poem; it ties it together nicely.
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today at 11:59 pm
thank you. :3
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