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Status: Finished  |  Genre: True Confessions  |  House: emotional


Laughter is a mask as well as a cure.

Submitted: January 22, 2018

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Rivuletes of
tears can erode
pathways
in the dirt

Screaming
your voice hoarse can
make them aware
that you're breaking

It can isolate
because
you're a trainwreck they can
only watch

That's why I
laugh
Make them
laugh

If I want to scream
laugh
louder

And louder

Until it hurts
my throat
instead of
my wrists

Until they're the ones
crying
tears of joy

That create a water
rapid
deafening crashes of the
waves
sounding like roarous
applause

For you

For you are the one
turning pain
into performance

And when you can
do that

You can shape the
world
for the better


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