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Bones MAG

March 9, 2014
By JRsingersongwriter GOLD, HB, California
JRsingersongwriter GOLD, HB, California
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Favorite Quote:
"It's one thing to put yourself in someone's shoes. It's another to walk around in them." -Me!


I am not
self absorbed
well, maybe I am
others' eyes bounce
off of me like light
but all I can see
is myself
I
am
nothing more
than my collarbone,
and my shoulders, and my
bones and my bones and my bones
My arms
are blades
of plastic
My fingers
are knives
of paper
Just
a collage
of lines
and
angles, of
ribs,
and
legs, and
back
In two hundred
years,
come visit, I will look the same
My hip bones
enjoy the spotlight
My thighs can't stand
to be
together
You
could
see
right
through
me
that is,
if you
saw me
at all
the less
of me
there is,
the less
of a
person
I
am
And the
truth is
my skin is not
so thick either.


The author's comments:
I was inspired to write this concrete poem about the insecurities and body image issues I face.

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on Mar. 16 2014 at 11:24 pm
JRsingersongwriter GOLD, HB, California
11 articles 0 photos 33 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's one thing to put yourself in someone's shoes. It's another to walk around in them." -Me!

The format is all screwed up. It's supposed to be a concrete poem, in the shape of a human body.


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