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asteria

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lacerations

March 15, 2019

FREE WRITING

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you
are a vase.
a shattered vase.
shards of
painted glass
lie scattered
across your life
and impale those
who dare 
sit too close.
(of course i understand)

the delicate knives
built around you
have taught people
to shy away.
who would
step on
all this glass
for me
? you cry.
(do you not see yourself?)

but oh, my love,
i will use
your sweet words as
my protection,
i will use
your burning heart as
my incentive,
i will use
your soft touch as
my defense.
(how could i be so blind?)

and when you
finally see me
at your side,
you will 
stitch up the 
parts of me
i could not
protect.
(i expected too much)

and i will
see that you
were worth
every scar.
(i deserved better)
~asteria

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2 Comments
  • asteria

    thank you! i adore your compliments :)
    i love that everyone can find a bit of themselves in my work; it's one of the most rewarding things.


    2 months ago
  • loveletterstosappho

    i didn't see the edited version of this and i still adore it, the line breaks definitely help with breaking up the text so it's easier to read. so powerful and genuine; possibly one of my favorite pieces on this site, though perhaps i'm biased because of how much this resonates.


    2 months ago