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Author Name: Freedumblonde_amy 1 Comments
Date Added: August 10, 2020 16:08:35 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Free Verse
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Identity Crises
This is new,
I think.
This all-consuming gut-wrenching panic. 
Did I...?
Was it always there, but the expert in me
hushed it away,
stood confidently, stately even,
on top of the crumpled rug to hide where I'd swept it?
No. We both know
that's not true. 
Me, and the before me. 
Or me and the after me.
I gulp the air and 
view the sunset pink,
the emerging, secretive stars.
Deep breaths to welcome the widening night.
Welcome peace. 
Welcome, peace. We've been desperate for you.
Under closed eyelids I search
for the before me,
grasp for the after me,
calmly settle into that space, the space
she occupied. She'll occupy.
Hope to wake in her body. Her mind.

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Comment By: Freenoah count on August 10, 2020 11:29:57 PM Report
You once recited your grocery list to me, and I reveled in its mundanity and snark.

This of course, is your usual horse of a different color, brilliantly dappled.   I apologize for the spelling, it comes with the territory.


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