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i am the smoke that escapes every smoker's lips,
promising health complications in my wake.

i am the rumor lingering, passing through your ears and mind,
unanswering to reality and myth.

i am the high of every drug, of any addict,
always wanted to stay, but always inevitably leaving.

i am the one night satisfaction of every currency,
yet never for sale.

i am the song that's always stuck in your head,
annoying, but secretly desired.

i am the dream dreamer's crave for, tucked under pillows,
pleasurable or a nightmare, never in between.

i am the pen writers use, control,
yet mutually acknowledged that i am the puppet master.

i am the silence pressing on your skin,
making your body shriek and lose it's peace.

i am whoever you make of me.

the devil dancing around your head,
the graceful art you sleep with behind closed doors,
or the girl in chuck taylors you hail a cab for.
i am who you say, think, and hope i am.

written on november 24th, 2010.
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© 2010 - 2021 izha
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rightfullyLE's avatar
That is amazing, simply amazing and yet so complex. :]
izha's avatar
thank you so much for reading. :D
GothKoala439's avatar
Wow, I love this. So intricately written. :heart:
izha's avatar
gee, thanks so much. :D
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8Happiness's avatar

*reading the first line- wow*
From the very beginning I like it, rhythmically tone gives more vibe. Lovely use metaphors and analogies.
izha's avatar
wow, thank you so much. :D
Byrdwerm's avatar
"i am whoever you make of me." This applies to everything, really, and I think it's the best line in this poem.
izha's avatar
thank you so much. :D
Byrdwerm's avatar
You're very welcome. :)
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