My Secret MAG

February 14, 2018
By ayeelliottmyguy BRONZE, Snellville, Georgia
ayeelliottmyguy BRONZE, Snellville, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"Aim for perfection. I personally don't believe in it, but if I both aim and fail constantly, I am both a failure and success. I have failed, but I'm one of the best."

I’ve sat in throngs of people,
Between seas and seas,
Knowing there’s a small chance
Salt gets called by its name
CaCl2 instead.

I’m constantly aware
I am one compound –
Full, contradictory,
Knowing people will find
In the ocean of things
More salt as oceans evaporate,
Lifting to clouds,
Till only enough is left for us to swim in.

A little girl,
Collects the beautiful things,
The seashells people always want –
conversation, joy, money –
In Ziplock bags,
With water and the
Handful who can handle it,

And we,
Stay in the sea,
Brushing from horizon to horizon,
Until we’re swept up,
Or drown someone.

The author's comments:

I remember attending this event for queer youth and someone was telling me they've never had told anyone they had depression because it was embrassing for them. They were seen as something they we not, and with that facade they never really got to speak to anyone about the things they really liked or really wanted. They were just seen as something that exists but not needed. So I wrote a piece on them.

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