Making Me

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abominable

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my eyes squinted

my nose flared

my head cocked

my voice raised

increasing speed

what am i?

telling a joke

my sarcasm notifying only one person

the audience remains silent

~

my tone chipper

my mouth wide

my cheeks flushed

there’s a gleam this time

what am i?

uninterested

as polite as i think

is necessary

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my arms waving

grasping for your attention

my hands doing the talking

on behalf of

my quivering voice

what am i?

low on energy

can’t keep this up for long

clinging to the charade

mask slowly slipping down

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my face is red

my eyes just as much

my response comes

but when it does

my teeth sink in

quiet the chatter

what am i?

sadness

feet locked in place

running no longer an option

not wanting to hurt anyone

on my way out

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my tears trickle

rapids follow

drowning

my avalanche

set off by someone near

wiping out the next person

and the next

my body buried in the snow

what am i?

nothing

if i don’t cry

everyone will see it

the monster atop the icecaps

a ghost unhindered

in this ice age

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