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On being HumanI am Human.
I am flesh and blood.
I am conflict
and I am here.
I feel as you do,
I may cry,
I may despair
you may see me smile
or laugh at something
you don't see.
I am a stereotype.
I am a category,
measured and trimmed
cut to size
and put on show.
I am revised and re-visited.
I am my own work of art
to be perfected.
Ornamental frameThis is me,
behind the eyes,
the bit that thinks or believes it does so,
I refuse to hold up your canvas,
this ornamental frame,
so that your eyes and yours alone may be pleased
and comforted by an appearance
or a lie.
Crown of ThornsShe wakes up with red staining her pillow
and the taste of blood like iron in her mouth
It stains her teeth and leaks from her lips, and as she
rinses her mouth out, she can’t help thinking that
it’s better than dirt and ashes
it feels like she’s wearing a noose
of broken promises and shattered glass
that tightens around her throat with every day that passes
She nails a smile to her face
and doesn't let herself think the word dying
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