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All the World Needs is MeI don't need people. Just leave me alone. You're just getting in my way. Let me do things my own way. I don't want to have anything to do with you. You don't belong in my world. I live in a place I have created. I don't need you or anyone else here.
I pull on my headphones and start walking.
I don't need these people. I'll just shut them all out. It's the simplest solution.
I walk down the street. I see a child getting mugged for what little he has. It doesn't concern me. I walk on.
People are so stupid for letting these things happen to them. Relying on others makes you weak. I'll never rely on another person.
I look around. Where am I? How did I get here? I peer up at a street sign. The name of this place is unfamiliar. I find someone on the sidewalk and ask where I am. I see him answer, but hear nothing. I ask again. Again, I hear nothing. The man taps his ear with his index finger. I look at him quizzically for a moment, then realize what he's getting at.
I hesitate. My
You Were Not An Aquarium BoySea-glass became your bones,
brine your blood, and seashells
melded into your skin.
You were not quite an ocean
when you said "This is your sign to love me."
My body was like a building;
tall, cold, almost unbreakable.
I was metallic and sharp,
towering over your waters.
I remember taking your hand in mine,
conch and coral shells scrubbing
my skyscraper wrists, and laughing
about how one day you would
submerge every last bit of me.
Your lips, riddled with argonauts,
found my cheek and I cringed
at the coarseness.
You asked if they bothered me
and I finally told you "I
think I love you."
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