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I don't want confinement
behind strict white
cut to fit a traveller's pocket,
squeezed in on myself
where you peer around folds
to glimpse a meaning.

I don't want to be
recorded, sorted and optimised,
placed against the others waiting
to be discovered
or left preserved
or maybe lost.

Take me from them premature,
toss me to survive
and see myself reflected
many times a different angle
in prismatic clarity
though from uncertain origins.

Tear me from my bounds to share,
transpose me to your breath.
Prop me up
so that I may see myself live
in thought and speech and action
of the everyday.

Don't let me be another one of them;
I'm not content with seclusion —
I was made to be crumpled
in a strange kind of love.
Being seen is not enough;
I want to be read.
I'm not too sure about this poem.

Written as a response to the thought "I don't want to be published, I want to be read".
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dansebalet Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Wonderfully written and a wonderful message. :)
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PossumFan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is exactly me... I don't want to be published; I just want someone to read my work, to come into my mind if only for a mere moment... Beautiful.

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Shadocchi Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you :3 I'm glad it spoke to you.
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PossumFan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome. I am, as well.
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Shadocchi Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Writer
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DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Your wonderful literary work has been chosen to be featured by DailyLitDeviations in a news article that can be found here [link]
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Shadocchi Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you very much!
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DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
You are quite welcome!
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is just all-around fantastic! Congrats on your feature. It is well deserved. :)
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