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Self Portait

Self Portrait

The incandescent lighting made her
Eyes sparkle-
A simulation of life where none existed.
She didn’t even notice the sun anymore;
Its glow had vanished, faded, long ago.
Her heart an empty vessel,
Weathered and cracked from years of misuse,
She guarded it possessively,
Obsessively.
It was the only part of her left
That still contained a grain of truth.
She cried, no longer understanding why,
Only knowing it meant she wasn’t dead.
Yet.
As she mourned for sleep and ignorance,
She sat alone-
Waiting for the night to bring her dreams.

bluehaiku bluehaiku 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 27, 2009

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"Her heart an empty vessel" - awesome line!

thank you!