Medusa Waves

Freshman - 509 Points (September 14)

Proud Man - Poem by Medusa Waves

You are a proud man, tall man, eyes open wide—man
You are the pit of abandoned fields,
You are empty pages filled with purged words
Sad man, lonely man, wild-horned savage man
All these fellow can measure up to you far past the knees
Open your mouth— moths come out
Open your eyes—blood pours out
Black bile coming from your nose,
Out from your ears and splitting through your veins
I once held you to an altar, Once handled you like gold
I once knew you as the gentle sway of a willow’s limb
Now you are the vermin under molded stones
My love for you was once immense—all galaxies could fill it
Now I love you as I love the sensation of centipedes under my skin
I love with all my being, or not at all

Topic(s) of this poem: depression, hate, love, pride

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 21, 2015

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