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Dancing skeletons in costumes

If you peel back
every single layer of my skin
and expose the scarlet mess
that lies barely beneath
this pale cracking suit,
you would find that I’m no different
than you.
Under your shield;
toughened from years of withstanding
the harshness of life
your heart beats- just as mine
and bleeds just as mine.
Are my bones not as white
as those who have called me worthless?
Or called me perfect?

I gaze at the earth with flawed eyes
and a maelstrom mind
trying to simply love,
as we detach from the torment of life;
your destiny is to die-
but so is mine…

We are all alike.

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  • HamperRefuser
    HamperRefuseralmost 3 years ago

    “your destiny is to die-
    but so is mine…” You are very bleak- like myself. It’s the unfortunate inevitable end to everyone- some people think they are invincible (especially at a young age) when really they are in gradual decomposition. Quoting ‘Fight Club’- “we are all a part of the same compost heap”- nice write mate.

  • yes i am very bleak at times, and i completely agree with you about all of us being in the compost. thanks for reading Nathan

    – Nathan Emery

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroealmost 3 years ago

    awesome write:)

  • thank you very much

    – Nathan Emery

  • highbeam
    highbeamalmost 3 years ago

    There is no better definable telling than the mortality of us all: rich or poor, wise or the fool, young or old… this is the black and white of ‘life itself.’ Great work Nathan.

  • thank you so much Russel, sometimes we seem to forget that we are all human

    – Nathan Emery

  • StaticLiving
    StaticLivingalmost 3 years ago

    this is perfect. loved it.

  • thank you :)

    – Nathan Emery

  • IzzyGumbo
    IzzyGumboalmost 3 years ago

    wow! awesome writing Nathan

  • thank you so much Izzy!

    – Nathan Emery

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