NaPoWriMo – Day 23

We twist ourselves
into other beings
that aren’t true
out of a need
to be within a circle
of influence
we can’t contain
or control.
Foolish as we are.
It’s pressure
from the inside and out
we are who we need to be
not who we are.
Shame as that is.
I am neither
not who I must be
or who I am.
Torn been propriety
and popularity,
between happiness
and heartbreak.
Expectations are endless
high and hopeless
all at once.
I exceed and fail.
In between
man and woman
faith and fantasy,
all and nothing.
I live through it
regardless of it
because we’re born to it
and don’t change it.
Won’t change it.
Foolish as we are.

r.l.w

NaPoWriMo – Day 23

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