July 19th 

You know that feeling?

Caged-in, unable to move your own limbs,

Convinced that since you’re powerless,

Nothing’ll ever break you free

No friendship, no hope

The tiniest inkling of faith has left
And there you stand, on your own two feet

Faced with the oncoming wave that looms over you,

Threatening to crush you, rushing, imminent
Can you feel its weight simply from its shadow?

Can you taste the salt that you know will burn?

Terrifying

Can you hear the others clamoring behind you?

Excitedly exhaling

“Jump, jump, jump”

“Run towards the looming mast of death”
Do you hear them protest and claim their innocence?

Do the microscopic voices also whisper in a corner of your mind that maybe the problem is you?

And as forcefully as you attempt to cram those thoughts back into their drawers,

Behind those velvet curtains gathering dust

They’re still there
The puppet master continues to pull your strings

Never-ending

You’re still expected to take step after step towards a machine whose gears’ only intention is to crush you

Threatening

The crowd surges over you

Overwhelming

And you feel tinier than ever as they profess that you are the black swan, the monster, the abomination in a theater of white sheep
July 19th 2016

(21:14)

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. a mystery says:

    Lovely to see something from you. I really love the line “And you feel tinier than ever as they profess that you are the black swan, the monster, the abomination in a theater of white sheep”. It makes me think of this elegant, misunderstood genius living among these mundane, passive people who really don’t see her for her full worth. Just a thought. But poignant and intense as always 🙂

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  2. Cora says:

    hahaha thanks! i know im not active often 😹 i still have to check out the things youve written lately! and thank you so much for the comment!

    Liked by 1 person

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