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de la rando

published: 2-13-2020


there are bruises all over my body
blisters beg for bandages to soothe the pain
just one more day of fighting
to keep my head above life's waves

my knees anxiously knock together
gaps in more places than one
we aren't getting better, just wasting away
to serve your purposes of fun

I sip your words until they stick
just bitter as root beer's taste
like sugar, I've abstained from your touch
so long the sweetness fails to translate

your lips are a life ring you throw out to me
and as the sharks circle far under my feet
I cling endlessly

don't look down; you might see hell
don't look up; you might see infinity
and that's just as scary as hell