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The longing
For a familiar touch
A happy face.
To be a part of it
Them, not it
Because I am not like them
A light heart
A light being

They cut their troubles free
Like red balloons
The balloons are suffocating me
I’ve seen their shining faces before
Know their ways.
And they plague me
A disease of the skin
In the heart
The mind,
I carry my balloons around with me
Blocking out the outside world
And try to

Function they say
I stand there
And I don’t function
I don’t function.

All around me the creatures of life walk
They take life in
They process
They think
They live,
As if by some predetermined
Program instilled in them,
They go on.
I walk
I process the madness
The sadness
The horror around me,
And the beauty comes to me
That no one else sees
And I harbor the pains
That no one else feels
I am a human
And you are all robots
And I want it to end.

Make me a robot
Take me in
Change me composition, flat line
Erase my memories
Take Me away
I don’t want it anymore
It’s a dead carcass
And it stinks
Take me away and re-program me
Hard-wire me different
Make me stop feeling
For just a little while
And take away
Replace her
With a machine that will move me away from this place
And I’ll be happy
Just maybe.



Oak Park, Australia

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Artist's Description

Written on the train just before, taken from excerpts of stories told by friends of friends, and friends, and friends of friends of friends about life. Most likely about being a teenager so I’m just trying to understand it myself! Took me from North Melbourne to Oak Park.


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