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How to Come Undone

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How to lose yourself

Question everything:
the textbooks, their words, but
listen to them anyway
because you don't
know better

Make sure that everything
has a reason.
2 + 2 = 4 because the textbook said so.
Potassium hydroxide is soluble
because that's what the teacher said,
so if you can't list reasons to why
you love him,
you probably don't

Pick at scabs that itch and
rip them off and cause yourself
to bleed once again
because you can't stop searching
for a light.
Because you won't close
your eyes

Don't close them

If you vomit your handful of pills
stick them back down your throat
even if your body rejects
because the doctors said
those white, bitter capsules
are supposed to
help you

Wonder why you can't ever
keep promises

Wonder why you can't
ever just grow up

Wonder why they say
that you're alive
just because you're breathing
in this polluted air

God -
this is how
to lose yourself.

This is how to come
undone.

I would know.
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fraindeline's avatar
I would say something, I just cannot seem to find the right words... its powerful in a way, thought-provoking, anti-society (thumbs up for me :happybounce: ) and simply amazing. They have no right to tell us what to do, but we are naive enough to listen. :)
"so if you can't list reasons to why, you love him, you probably don't"  this made me laugh, its so accurate! :D Heart 
WindFragments's avatar
Wow, thank you so much for your thoughts! :hug:
And I'm glad that line doesn't only relate to me haha :)
StormsAndSwallows's avatar
come undone, but do not lose your poetry.
WindFragments's avatar
Coming undone makes me write more poetry actually
StormsAndSwallows's avatar
I find that happens with me too
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