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[specificity.]


I hear you.

Head puppet master

I have read the terms, conditions

Yes, I know your way is faster

If

only I… 

was a weaker being

I’d let you rent me out 

String me up behind the scenes

Your banquet:

Not as fulfilling as it looks

Yet my hunger’s glaring, clear

You met me here with polished hooks 

And you say: 

“Let me feed your yearning bones.”

But I already know 

I can’t afford to pay such loans

As I 

crave 

more 

[spec.if.i.ci.ty.]

Famous shadows follow me

They whisper lies— I’m not asleep.

Hallowed silence. 

Then echoes through the hall:

“Don’t want, don’t need your help at all.”

“I won’t let you help me fall.”

*

I see you. 

Crooked man behind the screen

Purveyor of fine, shiny dreams

Maestro of young starlets’ screams

If

only I…

cared nothing of my soul

On the auction block it’d go

You’d grin, then suture up the hole

Your contract:

It’s tilted from the start

But you’ll have me sign on dotted lines

to be made their piece of art

And you say:

I’ll open all that’s closed to you.”

“Take your finger off the fine print.”

“Now you’ll do as I say to.”

As I 

crave 

more 

[spec.if.i.ci.ty.]

Privileged shadows follow me

They whisper lies— I’m not asleep.

Hallowed silence.

Then echoes through the hall:

“Don’t want, don’t need your help at all.”

“I won’t let you help me fall.”

© C. M. 2019 All Rights Reserved


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2 comments

  1. Great poetic storytelling! Really liked it. I’ve walked a pretty straight and narrow path; I think I was born that way. But I have some demons that try to jump me along the way when I get mentally unhealthy, so I pictured this that way.

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    • Thank you! I love hearing how other people relate to the things I dream up, so thanks so much for sharing your interpretation. Although I had a very particular scenario in mind, this can genuinely symbolize any struggle of the human condition: greed, lust, materialism, depression, addiction, envy… the list truly goes on. And there is nothing wrong with the straight and narrow; I tend to think life is better lived that way, so you’re quite fortunate in that regard. 🙂

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