Oaklandhattie

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The Sketch

November 12, 2020

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A scratch 
and I can feel the outline of my face
A sketchy oval
Not solidified with ink
Yet
But it's feeling all the same
Bringing me from the white void 
Of the paper
Another scratch
And my eyelid takes shape
I move my newborn muscle around
But cant open it all the way
Until
Scratch 
I can
I blink
with my one eye
Colorless and grey
Unmoving light reflecting off its 
Shiny surface
And there’s my neck
Muscled 
And strong
You can tell
By the few extra lines
That aren’t there on a real
Person’s neck
But on mine
They mean muscle
I become aware
Of the cool texture of
A collar
Resting on my shoulders
Light and flowing 
Falling down to my chest
You can tell i am female now
And the scratching 
Stops
For a minute
And i wait
For more to come
Telling me how i should feel
Telling me what i should say
It’s hard to be a drawing yes
But at least
I don't have to make 
Choices
For myself
My eyebrows are drawn and i am
Concerned 
Maybe surprised
And my mouth pulls into a smile
I am happy
Grateful 
A tear blooms
At the tip of my eye
And i am overjoyed 
A bruise falls onto my cheek
And i am hardened by pain
I am many things 
You can tell
By the millions of random lines
Most of which 
Are not even well drawn
That somehow come together 
To create a picture 
That those who observe 
Can recognize 
As a woman
Strong 
But happy
Fearless 
And proud
My hair lifts up into a ponytail
And i don't need an introduction 
You can tell what i am
Who i am
What i feel
And maybe 
You feel what i feel too
And although 
I know 
I am not real
I am real enough
To you





 
First ever post. Hope you guys enjoy! Written with a prompt from a class with Mirkat from WTW. Check her out!

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9 Comments
  • anemoia by a thread

    Whoa, this is really neat. Haunting and I love how it details the artistic process with such emotion. Ok... Welcome, welcome, welcome, to Write the World. I'm sure mirkat filled you in on everything, so I'll just say... welcome! also, mirkat is awesome, I love her, i'm an old soul too.


    6 months ago
  • Mina_77

    Beautiful!


    6 months ago
  • FantasyOtter12

    Welcome to wtw!! Poseidon lets gooo!! Mirkat is amazing I'm sooo looking forward to seeing all your amazing pieces on here too :)


    6 months ago
  • Lata.B

    Re- Thank you! haha Rainbow Rowell is a genius hands down.


    6 months ago
  • ~madeline~

    This is so beautiful!!! Welcome to WtW!!! I can't wait to read more of your writing!!!! My name's Madeline! I'm a writer and overuser of exclamation marks!! If you ever have any questions about WtW, feel free to comment on one of my pieces!!


    6 months ago
  • beth r.

    love this!


    6 months ago
  • Livsnjutare

    Welcome to WtW!! This is a beautiful poem , awesome job!


    6 months ago
  • Lata.B

    Hey welcome to WtW!! I love this piece!! Also in your bio, I saw "Carry on" like are you talking about the book carry on BC IM OBSESSED WITH IT!!


    6 months ago
  • mirkat

    oh my god hattie yes you are on wtw! welcome my darling fellow nerd weird person!!! i am so happy you doth be here! i love this soooo much the personification, the metaphors, the imagery. hattie, you go girl i love this and the first time i read it it made me tear up so freaking beautiful! keep writing! <3<3<3


    6 months ago