Hi everyone! Sorry for posting so late at night, Desdemona was supposed to post tonight but she skipped out on us to go camping (but we won’t fault her that, it’s a beautiful October weekend)! This was kind of written on the fly because I’d forgotten that I was supposed to be covering, which is why it’s a poem (a really awful one) instead of my usual short stories.
For anyone who is interested, I’ll just put it out there again that we do accept story requests (Nothing NSFW, please, we are still in school after all), and you guys can drop those off in our “Contact Us” page, along with your email and we’ll let you know when it’s been posted. Onward and upward, cha?
It is nighttime here, the clock reads “late”,
Mine is the only light still glowing softly, softly
It’s lonely here and my heart plays fate,
Begging for another chance to roll the dice
A gamble for my sanity
(How far can I go before I fall
From the sky?)
How much punishment can I endure,
Until I break down and die?
The schoolbooks scream my name while GPA beats its vicious drum
And late night studying leaves me listless and numb
(Maybe that’s just the way I want to be)
While friends long kept at arm’s length clamor to know what’s wrong.
I’m so trapped here,
Without a cause.
A moth lacking wings,
An inventor, things,
And the songs a bird sings
(Throwing myself against the glass).
(Or am I in a perpetual state of being invisible until you need something and I appear
Like a miracle?)
I’m so paper thin,
So paper light
(But I still can’t
It would only
To free me.
Free me, love.
Light me up. I want to shine so everyone is forced to see
Forced to see what their words, their ignorance has created,
The ugliness of their wayward words,
And what they have caused by casually walking through me,
(As though I was nothing more than a ghost to them).
Can you be strong enough,