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White

My deep empty eyes pits
Sink further into my clean skull
As the cracks in the dry ceiling
Smile down at my prone body

I’m in place like a packing peanut
In this soft little box
That pills and taut cotton 
have allowed me to accept

This place with drugs
Is warmer than snow, even when it’s cold
It’s draped with uncolored canvas
A blank slate for my mind

To cage me in
To stifle me
To tie down my mind, like my body
To the ninety degree corners 
Of a perfectly shaped mind
A perfectly shaped world
A perfectly faked reality

It’s unbearably white.

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  1. Date: 1/20/2013 9:27:00 PM
    I agree with glenn, this is stunning.

  1. Date: 10/3/2012 7:22:00 PM
    wow! your imagery is just stunning...stunningly white! An alluring masterpiece you've created in here, pal. Way to go!

    Ballard Avatar Allison Ballard
    Date: 10/3/2012 9:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much! :)