Saturday, April 11, 2015

An Exorcism of Pride: Poetry for the Damned

An Exorcism of Pride
by Stephanie M. Wytovich

This is an act /Everything you read here is true
Right now I’m lying /But I’m being completely honest
That I hate myself/ But I like myself better than you, /You, who will never take me alive
Because I’m already dead / And I’m the most alive I’ve ever been
Alive because I’m breathing / Dead because I committed suicide in your heart
I even killed you, too /You just haven’t noticed yet
So smile while you can/ Your bones are crying