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Breathing Dust by Miso
 

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  • Time and space unidentifiable
    Afloat midair—hands and feet
    Blurred distance between reasons and instincts
    Focus.

    Stumbling awkwardly—a dull thud—the faults are revealed
    A screw to an ankle tightens—you can't do this
    Calloused from sharp emotions, this hardened skin has a numbness to it

    Seeing myself behind the glass case—but that isn't me
    All the truth suddenly becomes fiction, then what am I?
    Can't let sadness smear this mind of mine that's caked in makeup
    A whirlpool, a hollow core, conflicted once again
    At this point—overdue-
    Can this muddy rock still become the promised pearl?

    A lurking presence of my fading self
    In an unknown place, out of reach
    There's the brutal wind, crashing-
    Stumbling again and trampled within dirt
    My vision wasn't this colourless—did the colours fade?
    That vibrant self of mine, where has it gone-
    Is it gone.

    Struggle without conditions
    Don't misunderstand: those people aren't my enemies
    I once simply made sure there was no one on my side
    Walking this place alone so nobody could hurt me—backfired
    The world feels so noisy from over here.

    I better readjust that person of mine
    To at least be able to fall asleep, even if by accident
    Haven't traveled far, just within the strict space of a room
    So this senseless jetlag better modify itself too

    Because I'll breathe it well—the last cold gush of air
    Those creatures who coexisted within me
    Have you all been well
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