Who cares?

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

Who cares

I am a prisoner in my own skin
Unwillingly frozen in place
Engaged in mindless trivialities
Insatiably joyless, eternally anxious
Constantly seeking escape
And see chained to my ankles
Shackles of instant gratification
My own mind forever dulled
By a vicious lack of motivation
Take my air of superiority
With it pummel my head inwards
For all the laughs and smiles
There is only loneliness and despair
A fabricated suffering
Yet one which became real
All too real, horrifyingly so
It comes and goes like a tidal rip
Dragging me out as I flounder
The waves drain my energy
But I've learned not to resist
Far from the shoreline, I submit
The fire within me flickers weakly
As gentle breeze thwarts a candle
The current has subsided now
But I know not which way to swim

Who cares

I am a prisoner in my own skin

Unwillingly frozen in place

Engaged in mindless trivialities

Insatiably joyless, eternally anxious

Constantly seeking escape

And see chained to my ankles

Shackles of instant gratification

My own mind forever dulled

By a vicious lack of motivation

Take my air of superiority

With it pummel my head inwards

For all the laughs and smiles

There is only loneliness and despair

A fabricated suffering

Yet one which became real

All too real, horrifyingly so

It comes and goes like a tidal rip

Dragging me out as I flounder

The waves drain my energy

But I've learned not to resist

Far from the shoreline, I submit

The fire within me flickers weakly

As gentle breeze thwarts a candle

The current has subsided now

But I know not which way to swim

 


Submitted: December 27, 2020

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