Don't Turn Out The Lights

Don't Turn Out The Lights

A Poem by Laura Ex

I'm not even going to pretend
That I dreamt I was a lie anymore
As I lay out on the linoleum floor
And sudden realization comes pouring down on me
I've been a lie my whole life
No one caught it before
No one saw through my translucent body
And cut me down right to the hollowed out bone
My last year has been sloppy and broken
So they all could tell what I was
Or wasn't
They told me I could cry on their shoulders
But when their fingertips slid right through
My gossamer frame
The illusion of me just fell
And it keeps falling faster each day
As more and more people become aware
Of my transparent soul
I am nothing more
Than tracing paper
Hanging from clothes lines
In the incandescent sunshine
I am airy and you can't see me

© 2010 Laura Ex

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Added on October 13, 2010
Last Updated on October 13, 2010


Laura Ex
Laura Ex


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