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I’m no poet,
I figured that out a while ago now.
I can mush words together and
Make weird noises with my lips.
But they don’t make sense.
They don’t mean much.
It’s not hard for me to come up with a
Good metaphor or two.
But yanking deep thoughts from my own brain
Is like pulling wisdom teeth.
To be honest, I’d rather write
The cold hard truth:
I can’t make my writing beautiful;
Wrap it in figurative language and
Tie it with a bow.
But I can imitate impostors
And sing like a genius.
I only pray that you never know
That I’m only just scratching the surface.
I’d much rather sleep through
The end of the world
Than try to convince myself of being something I’m not.
I’m no poet because I can’t make beautiful memoirs
Out of broken memories.