the guts of this fish

I am a face
in a cage
masquerade tamed
these masks are for my yesterdays
this hook is for my mouth
I am floundering
and considering an exit
tomorrow.

I am sel fish
and pretty messy
with my guts all spilled
sideways
my scales reversed
you don’t know how to dance with me
this music is all wrong
and nobody hears it quite like I do
in this current
(state).

I am a waste
when I can’t clean up after myself
my heart is darkening
and my head is tired
so many people depend on me
to be happy and alive.

I am so fucking intense sometimes
it drives me away and slams me into the edge
before making me see sense
so
I can return to it again
thankfully
I am considering leaving.

© ryan

the guts of this fish

PJ Ryan

Melbourne, Australia

Artist's Description

It is what it is.

thank you for the homepage writing feature 16/12/09

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