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Loneliness's Toll

June 24, 2013
By syncopatedtime BRONZE, Coventry, Rhode Island
syncopatedtime BRONZE, Coventry, Rhode Island
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i used to admire myself
strip away the layers and
revel in reflections
i used to follow the curve of my back and
the angle of my hips
and drink from the hollow at my collarbones
i loved myself because
i had no one else to love

but i looked too long at just one body
and soon that was all i became
so my skin began to sink and
turn purple
then i could see my ribcage
and the cogs turning behind it
suddenly i didn’t want to look anymore
and what i used to admire i now abhor

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