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The Reach-Out

September 15, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
147 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me


Reach out to me.

Reach out to burning embers.

 Try and hold this which is too hot.

 My thousand-degree eyeheart

 is coming apart.

A thousand different nights

whirl in a cacophony of tornado-sirens

 that go unheard

 as my invisible brainwires are unheard of

until they are gone.

My heart is a wall

I am thrown against.

I never know who I am

until my green leaves turn brown

when they speak of love.

I try and forgive

 that which I’m not allowed admit is wrong.

I try hard to not be a shallow ocean-reef.

I try so hard.

Still, the ships that sail on me

sail in dangerous pink waters.


The author's comments:

Some people on ti know too much about me, more than my own family, cause I can't help emotionally vomiting. This one is just another fling in the emotional barf-bucket.


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Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Sep. 17 2021 at 8:33 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
147 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

Yes, it does work. When I'm miserable, I only want to be around other cranky people. Phooey on the people who are cheerful all the time.

on Sep. 17 2021 at 7:47 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

honesty! it probably works! who knew?

on Sep. 17 2021 at 7:47 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

i was thinking about saying something like 'someday it will be better' but i dont want you to go down that track, and i cant think of anything to say that means anything. i dont want to give you fake comfort. so what if im honest?
alright, here we go. no, its not ok. and it doesnt matter if it will be in the future because youre hurting right now. your pain is valid. people see you. people care. (wow i sound deep and meaningful like i did in my head! i never sound the same way outloud as i do in my head!)

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Sep. 17 2021 at 5:10 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
147 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

I'm sorry if that came across harsh; it's me I'm mad at, not other people. Don't misunderstand this.