Poetry Session: Christmas (2012)

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Christmas
24/12/2012 23:42

i always feel
like a temporary person;
a fleeting, novel thing

it started out by caring-
then running from toxic
man

when i wasn’t looking
it slipped
from
my
m
i
n
d

UNEXPECTEDLY.

it latched onto me-
that silly little identity.

she was new and exciting
like Christmas morning
& tearing into presents

but the day always ended
with broken toys
& parents

she was coffee
in the evening
with a pinch of salt

a little strange
& leaves a bad taste
in your mouth

then, one foul night
a little birdy told me,
“well love,
novelty wears off…

but darling,don’t you worry;
you’ll be tossed aside
soon enough!”

and that little birdy got me thinking
with a spoonful of
misery:

perhaps,
it’s inevitable
to meet the same people
all the time

maybe,
it’s inevitable
to be a temporary person
all your life

– Emmy


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