Dry

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I wrote this with no idea of how it would turn. It's sort of my come-back piece after a long hiatus of not writing anything. I thought it fitting to be the first piece of work I put on here. The meaning of this strangely organized poem is for your own to find, as the motivation for me to write again was mine to find. Enjoy.

Submitted: January 18, 2016

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Submitted: January 18, 2016

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I don't know what to write anymore.
I'm not even sure I know how.
The pen runs over the paper, but
it feels like the ink is smeared.
To write is to bleed,
and to bleed is to drain,
and what's to drain when you're dry?
 
I wish the pounding would stop.
I wish the voices would stop.
I wish the all the noise, and the silence
would just stop.
Fade to black.
Nothing.
Three wishes,
but wishes are for children.
 
A child.
A laugh in the dark.
A smile in the ditch.
Can the people hear that?
My cries are silenced by the death of innocence.
No funeral, no cask, no prayer.
Just dirt...dirt and shit.
 
The rain pours.
My skin bloats.
My eyes sink.
My organs cultivate.
The worms have never been happier.
My body.
Their Salvation.
The Messiah of Worms.
A name so fitting. 
Don't you think?
 
My name, among other things, won't last forever.
It'll decompose along with my vessel.
To the ash.
From the ashes, a sign of life.
A flower.
A daisy.
White.
 
Hope.
Life.
What a bitch?
Even in permanence, she won't let death have its way.
The irony is apparent.
It makes me laugh.
 
Of comedy.
Of tragedy.
The poets used to speak.
They told us that one
led to the other.
Though the path was unclear.
I found my way.
Laughing and smiling as the child does.
Waiting for the rain to come again. 


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