Unfinished Business

it’s

summer

and

I’m

alive

though

there

is

this

business

of

mine

with

Death

but

maybe

I

can

keep

him

at

bay

with

music

and

memories

of

pleasanter

times

(past or future)

I

will

stand

and

be

true

I

will

not

succumb

to

petty

bitchery

I

will

not

drown

in

the

tide

of

past

mistakes

I

am

predisposed

to

it

this

mad

muscle-ache

it

is

bell jar

better

to

live

under

the

bell-jar

and

suffocate

in

the

collection

case

(i could not be a Ferdinand anyhow)

~Melanie Blackwell

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3 responses to “Unfinished Business

  1. Reblogged this on Wordifull and commented:

    A reblog from June:)

  2. omtatjuan

    Powerful words….

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