United Kingdom

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

dishwasher songs, fishnets and toast

February 25, 2021

what makes me different?
special, needed, unique?
the music that i chose to let echo in my ears
my obscure playlist names which label my soul:
"maybe i have a purpose"
"shouldering the weight of the world"
"i (don't) care"

the songs that i sing when i unload the dishwasher
"the dishwasher is empty
my soul is so blueeeeeee
the dishes are sparkly and beautiful
like me and youuuuuuuuu"
i then proceed to flutter past my little sister and spin her around
she grins while i sing, giggles while we spin,
then leaves the kitchen wondering if all big sisters do that-
i'm a different kind of big sister. 

what makes me different?
special, needed, unique?
the jewellery which ornaments my face like the perfect frame
fluid and gold on my collarbones, ears and nose
the fishnet socks i asked for a birthday years ago
which have only been worn once; i didn't have the guts
my love for ballgowns and bootleg jeans (not together though, god forbid!)
my collection of half empty black eyeliners 

what makes me different?
special, needed, unique?
my handwriting that fluctuates with each crossed "t"
my writing ritual; only ever a fountain pen for poetry
the fact that no matter how hard i try i always end up
rhyming my poems towards the end- i can't stop!

what makes me different?
special, needed, unique?
the brain that carries this burden of a personality?
the eyes that need either contact lenses or glasses to see?
or perhaps a combination of each noun that i've shared
some thing's i've written here i've never declared
to any season, sea, sampling nor tree-
i suppose that makes me different from most
the fact that my brain is like buttered toast. 


prompt used- write about what makes you different from everyone else in the world


See History
  • February 25, 2021 - 4:46am (Now Viewing)

Login or Signup to provide a comment.

1 Comment
  • HeyThereRose

    so cute and vibey i love ittttt
    also yall this is my bestie im so lucky!
    also i bought her those fishnets socks

    7 months ago