strangers in a sea of cameras

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the world has made us strangers

lips without lipstick

and I am without a name

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what will they call me when my life is spent?

when I am buried

or worse

burnt

cast out into the wind

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for there are no mirrors beyond the time of death

no facebook

no instagram

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the earth cannot validate this mind

that cries out for a compliment 

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the wind cannot caress this face

when all I am is ash

Complex Systems

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We are complex systems

swimming in and out

of complex lives

growing with the sun

and falling with the tide

and when I no longer breathe

I will be given back to the sea

and the stars

and the grass beneath my feet

so do not linger in your grief

complex systems were made to leave

 

-nothing is permanent 

Body Image

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I can recall every curve

of every body I have lived in

every thought

every wave of emotion

the high and low tides

conjured by my eyes

and I wonder about the days

wasted in front of mirrors

the hours given to a voice

that was never mine to begin with