never said

May 8, 2017
By nowthatiseeyou SILVER, North Kingstown, Rhode Island
nowthatiseeyou SILVER, North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
"there are butterflies all around you."


strawberry ringlets,
paint my lungs with good intentions
declare me an organ donor
harness the “out there” and
slice between my ribs,
stripe my bones with
a gold leaf pen.
the dock has become
a wooden foundation of a lie
a series of metallic notebook spines
strangling a diseased tide
bleak existences
staring out
it is anything but subtle
denim and
cherry cough drops -
maroon rainfall
reflects across this moving entity,
a standstill -
on the edge of the wood
and feeling the kiss of originality
lesser of the two evils
a blackened mind
submerge
all of the things i never said


The author's comments:

i wrote this poem based off of a beautiful painting of a dock on the ocean that one of my teachers gave me for a holiday gift. when she gave it to me, she told me, "i wrote this when i was feeling blue. when you look at it, i want you to remember there is a whole world out there." i remember feeling very conflicted, and feeling the need to put words to that feeling. this was the result. 


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