Shawn L. Bird

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poem-paranoia October 28, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:56 am
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A cut black silhouette

oozing around corners

hovering at windows.

I feel your gaze drilling

between my shoulder blades.

You vanish when I turn

but I glimpse your intent.

Your presence smothers

sparks of happiness.

Wariness wears tears

in the fabric of my composure,

devouring me in shadows.

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Written during the Reach Out Psychosis assembly at my school.

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16 Responses to “poem-paranoia”

  1. Meredith Says:

    I like the phrases, feel between my shoulder blades, you vanish but I glimpse your intent. It raises my hair!

  2. howardat58 Says:

    Your metaphors are perfect!

  3. jensenempire2551 Says:

    casualties of war, a painful dream….

  4. Beautiful poem… Of course, and ironically, that’s why I lurk in your shadows…. I certainly hope my fascination/admiration isn’t cause for any wearied composure! You need to keep writing young poet…

  5. abigaildgray Says:

    I just commented on “Synaesthesia” You do an amazing job of showing instead of telling, I liked this one a lot too


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