In The Glass

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
I broke a glass I rather liked last night, and I felt that, as that glass broke, my life went into tiny pieces with it. So many things followed that shattering that I began to get the sense that it was some sort of divine symbol of demise. Anyway, that's where this came from. Enjoy?

Submitted: November 02, 2011

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Looking in the glass

I forget the hardened faces

Pale-lit souls

And fall down the wishing well

Through the Earth

To the place I once called home

I breathe in the absinthe air

Intoxicated

The glass wavers

The vision blurs

I'm alone again in a different world

I don't know who I am

Whose is this blue dress?

Nothing makes sense

I'm stuck inside this pen

The words retain no meaning

My heart is dying, cold

I can't believe I'm stuck here

Selling off the pieces left of me

Watching how high I bounce when I hit the floor

Calling it success

Don't care if I'm smiling

As long as life is good for the rest

I look in the glass

As it breaks, cuts into fractals

Patterns flowing

The waves of light glaring in my eyes

New pictures pop from the shards

Happy peoples' forms dance upon the glass

I can't begin to understand why those people can't be you and me

The world stops spinning

The room quits its maniacal move

The glitters lay in piles on the floor

They're no longer dancing on prancing or jumping

They're taunting me, nothing more

I sweep them up, the shadows of my demise

Pieces everywhere, stuck to my clothes

Cutting my skin and ripping threads

Sick reminders of what had once been...

Throw them all away, I'll try not to stay

Move along, move along

The river never stops flowing

And you can always see it through the glass...

 

 

 

 

 


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