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Chrysalis

Kay L. Rice

March 09, 2018

Chrysalis

If I walk behind and you don’t know,
do I disappear in the shadow?
If I can run beside at your pace,
will I find that spot of everlasting grace?
If I become and go my own way,
Will you forget, and let me fade away?

I am screaming frantically, inside my brain.
I am drowning, drowning in my own pain.
My scars growing, covering me whole.
Encasing me, binding me, devouring my soul.

Is this just a game, am I the pawn or the queen?
Am I forgotten or on a pedestal to be seen?
My shame and horrors left open on display.
All the while cracking, crumbling fading away.

If I wait, in silence, patient, holding my tongue,
Will you arrive at my window, will you come?
If I hold on to promises made in the night,
Will you stand true and make them right?

I am screaming, frantically, inside my brain.
I am drowning, drowning in my own pain.
I feel my scars growing, covering me whole.
Encasing me, binding me, devouring my soul.

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Author:

I have always said that my poetry and short stories write themselves, I'm just the hand that holds the pen. Several of my poems have been published in local publications and in the 2011 World Poetry Movement book 'Stars in our Hearts'. Please enjoy the words, but do not steal them. I enjoy living and what life brings my way. My day job, I'm a geekgirl, a programmer. Coding is like using clues to solve a mystery to me. But, my happiness outside of the day job involves, cooking, baking, knitting, crocheting, writing, hiking, primitive skills. Yup, I come home and unplug. So there are many sides of me here. Enjoy.

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