A Necessary Mess

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 11:24 -- CassiaM

I was born with many words,

Better words than I can say;

Every time, before I catch them,

Those word-birds fly away.

 

This might be for the best;

If one nested in my mind,

Whose to say what sort of mess

It'd become when it was mine?

 

With a pessimistic mind

And an optimistic heart,

I am a great destructive force,

Doomed before I start.

 

I've the sort of brain to twist

Every elegant idea

Into a battered, bumbling list

Of reasons why it can't be real.

 

But, the thoughts, the things to say,

They make me need to breathe.

Though I'll never do them justice,

I cling to their relief.

This poem is about: 
Me
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