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feels like the world is on hold by Frederick Smith

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  • like the 1000 piece jigsaw
    is almost complete and
    I'm checking the floor
    and shaking the box
    for that elusive last piece

    caught in an endless loop
    unable to break free
    held by centrifugal force
    stuck in gravitational pull

    if insanity
    is doing the same thing over and over
    expecting different results
    am I insane

    am I simply the needle
    stuck in the same groove
    endlessly repeating
    the same song
    until the stylus arm is lifted
    or the power goes out

    day breaks
    into night
    every nuance
    of the darkness
    revealing hidden images
    once safely burrowed
    beneath facades
    meant to comfort others
    from realizing
    monsters do exist

    is a condition of the mind
    is a condition of the soul

    there are no prostheses
    for either condition
    they are coded in our DNA
    replicated over centuries

    caught in an endless loop
    unable to break free
    endlessly repeating
    the same song
    revealing hidden images
    beneath facades
    coded in our DNA
    monsters do exist

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