We’re all made
of glass-
just cheating ourselves
to believe that
we are shatterproof


But if I am
unbreakable
I am brittle
with brutality
I am hard as
nails
and I glitter
like the promises
we made
glistening in
the gutter


Shards of
you and me
are embedded in
ash poetry,
smoke up ‘til you reach
a clearer mind
and figure out
who you are


Blue veins
white lines
red lips
sunbeam rays
shine
despite everything
the world goes on
is that a comfort
or curse
we are
just one in
six billion
I am just
a face
in the crowd
an empty space
and would you miss me
if I wasn’t here?


Tell me
at 2am
when you think of me
that I matter
to somebody-
don’t let me
slip away
without a trace
please

—  R L C
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