Monster

I can feel you there

you’re covered in scabs

there’s no compassion

no love for another

a simple curiosity consumes you

I’m nothing

only an experiment

when you’ve finished

and fished out all my guts

you’ll leave and find another

I wish I could teach you

there’s more inside

than flesh and bone

I could take your hand

and place it on my heart

but your teeth are razor sharp

and I’m afraid I’d freeze

before we ever got that far

and here I am silently breathing

waiting for the examination to be done

waiting for you to go, and instead

you move closer and I turn to stone

when you trace my tears

I imagine there’s a flicker of light

a simple flash that tells me

you began this life somewhere else

and in the hostile world you found this end

and if I look too closely I’ll find myself in you.

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Author: doing2016

I started writing when I was very young. Then I was mortified on a bus full of people when one of my stories was read aloud. I lost my focus and quit. Now, I'm trying to find my voice and my ambition. I love to write, good or bad. So, I'm doing it here and now. Thank you.

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