miércoles, 9 de mayo de 2018

11 fragmentos | the princess saves herself in this one | amanda lovelace



1. Here lie
the raw,
unpolished,
& mostly
disjointed
pieces of
my soul.

2. T
he princess i was born
a little bookmad.
i could be found stroking
the spines of my books
while i sat locked alone
inside my tower bedroom.
all the while, i hoped my books
would spill their exquisite words
over the lush green carpet
so i could collect them one by one
& savor them like
berries inside my mouth.
- forever a collector of words

3. W
hen you’re taught to see the world through fire, nothing looks safe.

4. Si
lence has always been my loudest scream.

5. There came
a time
when
poetry
showed me
how to
bleed
without
the demand
of blood.
- my most loyal lover

6. I’m not scared
of the monsters
hidden underneath
my bed.
i’m much more scared
of the boys
with messy brown hair,
sleepy eyes,
& mouths
that only know
how to form
half-truths.
- my dragons

7. I have to
believe
the day
will come
where i don’t
flinch
whenever
i hear
his name.
- some names will always be cursed

8. Love
is a
battlefield,
then i
must have
forgotten
all of
my armor
at
home.
- a war i never agreed to fight

9. He
opened me up
like a book
& poured the
poetry
back into
me.
- my personal pen & paper.

10. I am so sorry
for all the times
the
darkling
dragon
demon
living inside
my darkest
corners
came
roaring out,
flames ready,
hell-bent
on
extinguishing
all the light
in you.
- please don’t leave

11. You ever
look at
your reflection
& feel the desire
to tell yourself
you’re not
good enough,
beautiful enough,
skinny enough,
curvy enough,
then i think
it’s about time
you smashed
that mirror
to bits,
don’t you?
- use those fragments to make stepping-stones to your own self-love.

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