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INTROVERSION

August 12, 2014
By J.A.L. GOLD, Brooklyn, New York
J.A.L. GOLD, Brooklyn, New York
13 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Because our addictions are our distractions."


I kiss this sadness
With a gentle goodbye.
Please leave,
I beg.
The unbearable discomfort
Of my own skin
Sends flames
Flaring down my spine.
My eyes are cracked, like windows,
As if glass has been broken,
The sign of an intruder.
I take a moment to glance at my reflection,
Hoping to find secrets and fragments of myself hidden
In the mess,
Only to find out that I am
Empty inside.
Whether parts of me were stolen
Or if I never had any substance at all,
I am hollow.
So come closer,
And tell me you're going to try to understand
And I'll cry
"I'm empty,"
And you'll think
That I just need to be tapped into
that I just need to be lit up
Like an unused lantern
Or an old candle.
But what I want is time and devotion,
Someone to share laughter with.
Someone who brings me warmth
In ways other than lighting a fire within me
That will burn out when the wind blows.
When I say I'm empty,
I'm telling you to
Share this emptiness
With me
And to make this open space
A home.



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KylieK GOLD said...
on Aug. 16 2014 at 8:49 am
KylieK GOLD, Mt. Washington, Kentucky
11 articles 0 photos 270 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To love is to surpass one's self."

No problem, it was really great! And thank you very much, friend!

J.A.L. GOLD said...
on Aug. 15 2014 at 11:37 pm
J.A.L. GOLD, Brooklyn, New York
13 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Because our addictions are our distractions."

(Haha, error there I posted this as a new comment instead of a reply, whoops!)  This really made my day! Thank you for taking the time to read my poem :) I'm reading yours as well you're brilliant yourself!

KylieK GOLD said...
on Aug. 15 2014 at 8:02 pm
KylieK GOLD, Mt. Washington, Kentucky
11 articles 0 photos 270 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To love is to surpass one's self."

You're brilliant.


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