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Romanticising Mental Illness

June 4, 2018
By un_named DIAMOND, Olympia, Washington
un_named DIAMOND, Olympia, Washington
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This stranger in my phone book
has messy mascara dripping
around green eyes that look
around to see reality slipping.

When blue pills are combined
with disheveled mascara tears,
made to "fix" her tired mind
they only distort her fears.

The salt water on her cheeks
eroded intricate lines
that aged her in weeks
despite times confines

There's a new fashion statement,
the smudged style is on screen
leaves her chapped smile vacant,
pain is in a glossy magazine.

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