Friday, May 8, 2009

R E A S S E M B L E D

these puzzle pieces never fit
the way i want them to
never seem to make the picture whole
a face left
cracked
incomplete
a story left
untold
and i can't seem to make it right
not tonight
no, not tonight
chip the paint away
from her pretty face
and see her-
weak
and crying
and completely
exposed
see her
ugly
sad
and unable to stay silent
see the writing on the wall
on her skin
poems in scarlet letters
secrets only whispered
and screams you ignored
the pieces fit now
in some shattered form
no box can contain her
not anymore
her eyes
a brighter blue
a deeper green
and a red you can't erase
see scarred arms
and tear-stains
and try to pretend
that the girl
reassembled
is not you

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