I will fray
Float in the wind as errand strains from an unwound tapestry
With force, with pull and push,
More of me is lost
I am no longer woven
And the beautiful picture of me you helped create
Well, what is it?
Without edges, without refinement
It is a broken, unkempt image that stands to question,
“What did I look like at all?”
You kept me bound to an anchor
Chained in a beautiful bondage to solid foundation
I was okay to stay here,
Attached to something strong, sturdy
Rather than left to the elements
Whose gentle fingers will help me collect myself?
Where is fair Arachne, to weave me into place again?
Though without eight arms
And spindly legs
I will grasp at what threads I can,
Pull them together
And what will I be but a ball of yarn,
Ready to be remade in mine own image
I’ll punch the mirror
Not out of anger, sadness, despair, desperation
Pain, anguish, loss, grief.
No, I’ll punch it,
I’ll shatter the image,
Because I’m fucking awesome.
I am all that you see and more,
I am greatness in unspoken words waiting for you to read or hear
But that will not be heard if you don’t take the time.
And if you just so happen to look at me
And miss this giant billboard that says
Well, there are only certain spots for you in my life,
So feel free to apply here,
And I’ll call you,
Don’t call me.
I will revel in the joy of broken glass in my knuckles
And blood dripping on my clean sink
Because I’ve broken the image,
Of what I was supposed to be and what you’d see at a first glance
Guided by preconception and stereotype,
By erroneous notions of who I am as a person.
I’ll shatter this mirror with my hand
Only to replace it with a new one,
One of my design
One that shines in light of day and dark of night,
And one that shows my real pain and sadness
But also my joy and desire.
It is not too much to ask to break free from the bondage of what people ‘should’ see,
And it is not too much to ask to be recognized, validated, and acknowledged
But I’m not longer asking for you to see my worth.
It is your choice.
But damn if I’m not going to see it for myself.
Should prolly use this thing
We feed our dogs and cats the same thing over and over again and they eat it constantly without adverse effects. There is only one food that we humans can consume our entire lives (consuming it and nothing else) and be perfectly healthy. Breast milk.
Interesting perspective :3