Sara Douglas

Rookie (August 25 / Illinois)

I'M As Solid As Water - Poem by Sara Douglas

I’ve never felt love as convincing as the hate etched in these hands
In every crease of each palm there’s something to discover
My veins are receding, there’s nothing but ice under my skin
I’ll spend each night building hope that the sun only dries up
I talk myself into believing until my words are as solid as rock
But who knew rock could melt so quickly at the sight of your eyes
My intentions are as worthy as the human race
Five fingers for hate, the other five for disgust
There are bugs in my eyes eating away at everything I’ve known
Sometimes it doesn’t faze me that I don’t do a thing about it
Being stepped on is just something you get used to
I’m convinced it’s my fault you hurt me,
It’s everything I’ve done that’s left me here alone
I’m sticking thorns into my thighs as the blood sucks away tension
My small frame can’t hold all the secrets I’m stuffing inside
The mirrors throw back what I’m trying to ignore
Wrap the hatred and repulsion around my throat until I can see the stars
I’m so low and I need to get high. I don’t want to care, I don’t want to know
I want to feel comfort. But my skin and bones are giving me an itch
I want to burn my hands, they only fit to themselves
It’s all the other people that seem so at ease
I’ll melt away with the sunset and never come back
I don’t want to ever fucking come back

Comments about I'M As Solid As Water by Sara Douglas

  • (1/30/2008 9:53:00 PM)

    I don't know what else to say.
    You are a great writer, Sara.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 26, 2007

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