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.



Written during the Reach Out Psychosis assembly at my school.


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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