Posted in [poetry]

you tried [poem]

you feel like
a failure
a joke without a punchline
and the heavy weight of your own shadow
presses
down
on your chest
robbing your lungs of air
you smile
teeth gleaming
you heard you could fake it until it stuck
but this
doesn’t seem to be working
well… shit
at least you tried

Author:

bookdragon, poet, witch

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