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I Should Be Writing

I Should Be Writing

A Poem by Nadia Zahran

I should be writing
I know I should be bleeding on this page
The drywall is cracking and Iʼm doing all I can
Iʼm trying my best not to knock it down
Iʼm trying my best not to disintegrate
I always felt superhuman and now this blatant truth is standing before me 

Now, seeping into my epidermis is my reality
Digitally printed and itʼs choking me


Itʼs staring me in the face and I canʼt react 

Wishing for this certainty to be inaccurate 

Hoping that my reality is a lie
My body canʼt handle this

My body morphing and harvesting this tumor I have no control over
And I know
I should be writing


Now, this obstacle strips me of all logic and rationale 

Leaving me begging for oxygen
This time, I canʼt escape
This cancer wonʼt go away

All I can do is stare blankly at the drywall
Slowly peeling it off as I sit in this small yellow room 

It continues to attack my interior


And I wish I felt nothing
My skin is sizzling with the realization that I am not in command 

I sit here rocking back and fourth
Poisoning myself
And I know
I should be writing 


© 2017 Nadia Zahran



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Hemingway said. Writing is easy. We just need to bleed our thoughts and words to paper.
"And I wish I felt nothing
My skin is sizzling with the realization that I am not in command
I sit here rocking back and fourth
Poisoning myself
And I know
I should be writing "
I like and understand the words above. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 3 Weeks Ago



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Added on December 25, 2017
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Nadia Zahran
Nadia Zahran

Ferndale, MI



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Metro Detroit poet trying to get back into the scene, as writing is my one true love. more..

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