in our eyes, what we both deny.

 

Refractions 

 

Am I really better in your eyes than my own?
will you still like me after you've stamped your version of me all over? 
Do you think it will fit like a comfortable skin, silken to the touch? 
That I won't be a snake, 
who, out grows and sheds every version you have of me? 

I like snakes. 
They don't pretend to be anything other than what they are
No matter how you contain or treat them, 
they always demand a certain respect,
that a muscularly powerful twitch, 
can easily validate 

And yet here you are,
liking that incomplete notion of me 
The glint in my eye, the openness of my soul 
My simple imperfect honesty 
that I am wholly and completely reconciled in 
basking with glorious rapture in freedom of


And still you want to change me and 
take it all away?

Even crazier still, 
I let you...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Am I really better in your eyes than my own?

That you will stil like me after you've stamped your version of me all over? 

Do you think it will fit like a comfortable skin, silken to the touch? 

That I won't be a snake who outgrows every version you have of me? 

 

I like snakes.

They don't pretend to be anything other than what they are.

No matter how you contain or treat them,

they always demand a certain respect

that a muscularly powerful twitch

can easily validate

 

And yet, here you are,

liking that incomplete notion of me,

that I am wholly and completely reconciled in 

basking with glorious rapture at the freedom in it!

And still, you want to take it all away?

 

even crazier still,

I let you.

 

 

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SSmoothie's picture

Love changes everything ;) 

Love changes everything ;) 


Don't let any one shake your dream stars from your eyes, lest your soul Come away with them! -SS    

"Well, it's life SIMS, but not as we know it" - ¡$&am

RoC's picture

The human, by nature

Is irreverently fluid, and subject to change, so by happenstance alone, every version of you is both acceptable and to be admired, despite which skin you're presented in.


"Music is a universal language and needs not be translated. With it, soul speaks to soul" - Songsterr

Astral_Tides's picture

Very well written.There is a

Very well written.

There is a refined completeness to this compared to many of your other shares.

Actually, this feels very unusual on the same note as well.

It's beautiful.

 

Are we not left to ponder the sight of another's unto us?

Whos alien eye observes our precious endtrails

and collects them

adores them

believes in them.

What is it,

that their resolve of such particles concludes to?

We are often left to wonder what beautiful things the have found,

which we are unable to see in our own skin.

 


"The stars awaken a certain reverence, because though always present, they are inaccessible; but all natural objects make a kindred impression, when the mind is open to their influence." R.W.E.

 


 

word_man's picture

it seems everybody wants to

it seems everybody wants to change you into their perception of what they think you should be

great point


ron parrish

allets's picture

Resistence Is Futile

(where have I heard that before) With each encounter, we change, with each breath, each new song, each smile, each touch. It's a human thing. Nice topic well executed - allets-