I Write Occasionally

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writer and poet | 17

Message to Readers



March 19, 2018

PROMPT: The Unknown

I do not know much
about knowing

I do not know much about
where my neurons and synapses end
and my soul begins

I do not know much
about living-
How to breathe underwater without drowning,
to take blue and turn it to yellow,
to soar without wings

I do not know much
about love-
or how it is supposed to feel-
I want to crawl inside someone's skin and
stay there, I want them to
carve their names into my spine,
eat my breath, drink our sorrows

I do not know much
about myself-
If I was watercolor, if I should
stain, then, I too, could be erased

I do not know much
about what is real
and what is mine-
And where they meet and end

I do not know much
about the universe-
Why stars burn and die
and burn again;
Or gravity when it is weak,
or darkness as light

I do not know much 
about knowing

Not much at all
Woo. Little bit of a ramble. I wrote this in a rush, so if you see any glaring mistakes or things that really don't make sense, let me know!


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  • Gabriel Goodwin

    This is truly beautiful! You write so well~

    Keep up the writingggggg!

    over 3 years ago
  • I Write Occasionally

    Thank you so much to both of you! You're so sweet.

    over 3 years ago
  • .audrey michelle.

    I absolutely loved this piece! It was beautiful, well-written, and it also had a great flow.

    Great job! Keep it up!

    over 3 years ago
  • Plausible.Poems

    This was creative and I like that you embrace not knowing about things. Well-written! :)

    over 3 years ago