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I Like It When You See Right Through Me

May 25, 2019

Written by Niki Hamann

Suspend me tonight Shoot the bullet into space, through wispy white Don’t look down, not anymore Changing, I suppose Finger tracing collar bone All it takes is one slice Sinewy flesh once knitted so twisted And the blood spills Separating I and I Tangerine unpeeling So slowly I think I can Do it in one motion And there I am In neat little pieces Take a bite It hurts but so easy to Let it crash over you Pick a favorite spot on the ceiling Eyes glaze and plaster swirls Turning to waves to wash it away But the dirt stays Grime and dust settle thickly Decomposing too quickly All cracked bones and metal nails I turn to steel Twisting my pinky ring Over and over and My skin painted purple Throbbing but I can feel it Ground me Please everyone but myself Please, me Arms, legs collapsing, skin folding into a box so tiny This is where you can reach me now Crush the pill once more Swallow powder so I won’t choke this time Were you there? Was I? Don’t open your eyes It’s only the reprise

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