Soggy socks

Sometimes, my teeth seem slightly rotten with a honey residue considering, weekends I forget to brush,

Or how my hair waves in this condescending way when I clinch my fist together.

While my bipolar disorder leaves me wilted in emotional dismay, I love how my eyes lay crooked

Across my face as if a wine glass was tilted to her lips

When I put on my glasses during morning's trival stages, lay awake fingering at a salty crust attached to my tear duct like barnacles

And ponder if my breath always smell like a ferret in heat.


Sometimes, the sun doesn't shine one the prettiest places on my being

A life form of an alien drowning in a bowl of rice and festering blemishes lick my face a scarlet mess

The ivory moon startles my fingers, so they look loony in this curved way

Never broken, never broken.


Sometimes, I forget to shower and I wear clothing too big

To hide my oil stained skin so no one will know my gross format

Like a cheesy MySpace layout 

A wasted womb occupant

Perhaps a wasted embryo petty with insecurities 


More of my days, my lips are softly pink with a hint of mauve 

From my overgrowing pain of chilled winter mornings

Cleaving my fingers pale from the crisp wind racing passed my days

And my feet look like paws or a monkey's hand

With eggshell blue wires staining my dermal shield 

(Like Christmas lights around a tree, almost pretty in this uncanny way).


All of my days, my skin isn't a tan flourish like my kin 

Not a mocha latte from a fancy coffee shop

More like a flask of Valero's cheap  creamer 

Left out of the refrigerator way too long.


None of my days, hardly am I full

From the strange strains of freckles consuming my sheathe

Or how my hip make my walk look like I have a pole up my bum

But the clear nakedness from my lope sided body 

I am a photo

A portrait

Of normal humanity.




Additional Resources

Get AI Feedback on your poem

Interested in feedback on your poem? Try our AI Feedback tool.


If You Need Support

If you ever need help or support, we trust for people dealing with depression. Text HOME to 741741