Hello, I'm an illusion

I am just pieces of skin
patched together like a worn pair of jeans
stretched over my dry bones,
And covered in hot glue.
I have two googley eyes
from those cheesy cards at the supermarket
shoved into my puppet skull
and forced to dance.
I grit bleach stained porcelain teeth,
that taste like the piss I say
though they are white-
just like a public urinal.

I’ve come to realize almost absolutely nothing,
though my mind is always attempting
to unravel life
like its some sort of a
storybook fucking riddle,
but its not
and never was or will be.
Yet here I lay fabricated
in some sort of grotesque night terror
trying to be the portrayal
of something nobody has ever seen.

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Comments

  • Misunderstood24
    Misunderstood24over 3 years ago

    Nathan!
    This is amazing.
    So great.
    So powerful.
    So raw.
    So real.
    love and hugs

  • thank you very much Stephen. much appreciated

    – Nathan Emery

  • S .
    S .over 3 years ago

    I’ve come to realize almost absolutely nothing,
    though my mind is always attempting
    to unravel life
    like its some sort of a
    storybook fucking riddle

    story of my life dude
    awesome work

  • haha yeah me too. thank you so much man

    – Nathan Emery

  • recycle-me
    recycle-meover 3 years ago

    Damn Nathan this is remarkable. You write with such grace yet it is so raw and fucking amazing. Tony

  • wow, thanks so much Tony!!! that lifts my spirits for sure, thanks for reading

    – Nathan Emery

  • loderevy
    loderevyover 3 years ago

    You know quite well how to deal with it, the illusion, in these lines – strong lines.

  • thank you for this comment. sometimes we feel so alone, even though we are not

    – Nathan Emery

  • Jascie Epinn
    Jascie Epinnover 3 years ago

    I love the beginning, metaphorical, then the end, explaining the metaphor. Your structure and form are to die for.

  • thank you very much. wow that is awesome to read :)

    – Nathan Emery

  • vampvamp
    vampvampover 3 years ago

  • thank you!

    – Nathan Emery

  • Andy  Hall
    Andy Hallover 3 years ago

    Wow, I love this! Standing back from life (ESPECIALLY YOUR OWN) and looking at it as an outsider, its easier to see your flaws and perfections, your strange habits and how other people see you.

    Wonderful. I am also flabbergasted by the comparison between your teeth and a pissy urinal. Brilliant!

  • thank you so much for this. and i completely agree with you, i have so many flaws haha, and thanks for the end of this comment

    – Nathan Emery

  • a-tiff-h
    a-tiff-hover 3 years ago

    exactly how I feel!!!!!!!! yes i have a red bubble now:) very nice

  • ahhhhh!!!!!! yayyyyyyy! thank you

    – Nathan Emery

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