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"i am out with lanterns, looking for myself" - ED
seventeen year old poet

​a poem from the peculiar to the people

February 11, 2021


why would you turn a handle if the room is engaged?
let those four walls be with their love night and day!

what more is a girl’s bedroom than a velvet fortress that lays
stoops, struggles, sings
for crinkled paper notes and whispered praise?

at last i leave my castle in the sky
tell me mortal,
who deserves to live and who to die?

stop. you blubbering mop.
your lips are tainted by temptation
if your parents had taught you patience
you would see that it is a sin to pry.

so drop your tray of sliced apples
and let the caged bird fly;

so kneel toward your mother
upon the realisation of your
inconsequential life.


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