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Sunday, 15 July 2012

You Know Who You Are

Sometimes you've got to say 'yes' without a thought
So that someone's strange and impossible life steps up a notch
Sometimes you've got to smoke a million cigarettes
Even though it's a ridiculous exaggeration
Sometimes you've got to stare viciously into the middle distance
Or you'll be sick
Sometimes you've got to lie naked on your bed and break your own heart
Because if you don't, it might stay where it is and never learn

Sometimes you've got to tell yourself that you're the kindest person in the world
Although your eyes are terrifying and your body formidable
Sometimes you've got to string beautiful words together 
Because if you don't, you'll do an amazing, exhausting wriggle
Sometimes you've got to bite down hard
And let the teeth marks do the talking
Sometimes you've got to stay very still
And watch Dirty Dancing and love your family 

And sometimes, you've got to make a noise come out of your face
That sounds like a galaxy screeching to a halt

2 comments:

  1. And sometimes you read a random blog
    and find a poem that you really like
    and a moment of joy

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  2. That's really nice of you. Thanks.

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