Cosmogyral

United States

'cosmogyral' means to twirl around the universe, but you can just call me caleb.
i like alt lofi, poetry and feminism.
i am prez of the dmoral fanclub

Message from Writer

you read my anger
and call it passion.

eyes, blue

January 29, 2021

FREE WRITING

14
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vii.
i'm incapable of understanding people.
he understands me in that sense. so why was i the one who he asked
why people looked in the mirror? i asked him why and he asked what if
every day
he stared himself in the eyes
and didn't like who he saw?
i never had that,
i never had to ask, what if i look in the mirror, and i don't like what i see?
he asked me that once.
i told him
you don't look in the mirror to see what other people see
you look to see that your body is functioning
you don't look to see yourself
so don't perceive yourself.
i don't perceive myself, it keeps me safe.
he asked if that was self-preservation. yeah,
he asked me that once.
and some days, when the laughter dies out, and our hearts grow sleepy,
he'll ask again, and
again.

does he wait for a different answer? (i think that's insanity)
a shocking revelation to us both
was that humans
don't see what they'd like to see.
never in their eyes, in the sky, in the mirror or down the street.
i don't think i can ever understand him.
einstein's theory of insanity, doing the same thing over, and over (and over), and expecting a different result (every time).

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5 Comments
  • Payton J

    Oh my goodness I can't stop reading this over, and over (and over).


    25 days ago
  • Zirong

    wow this is profound. All the pieces in this series are so well-written!


    26 days ago
  • remi'sgotinkstains

    well done . . . but i'm insane anyway hehe


    26 days ago
  • Paisley Blue

    this made me pause... it immediately brought to mind the way my own dark-green eyes look in the mirror and the criticisms i tell myself when i see them. this is written really well and i love how it not only holds these concepts but also holds such a story... :) i'm always awed by your work!! wow <3


    26 days ago
  • Emi

    Hmm, this is really deep and I love the style. Really has a lot of thought-provoking concepts.


    26 days ago