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Owning and Owned by Nothing

Posted to Poetry




Tell yourself NO
You will
not let
the beast
off its seat
from within you
I know
I’m not alone
when
I feel everyday
that
what I really want
is just
to let myself
go insane
I’m on the
edge
of an abyss;
Can you
really write
decent
poetry
if your mind
is not like this?
I look
at my eyes
Sometimes
it seems
I beseech
a feral beast
to spit
thoughts
onto paper-
Words
coerced
from a purple tongue
that spittles
only coaxed
little bits
at a time.
What a pleasure
to live like this-
Owning and owned by nothing....