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How Hard it is to be a Drama Queen


How hard it is

to be a

drama queen

and give your all

so much to

fight

this mediocrity

the everyday

the must be done?

So focused

must you

have to be

upon this

heaving mass

of vast exaggeration

aghast refusal

the commitment

not to

go gentle

into the tepid

every day

Do you know

because you have

learned it

before?

enough to

even the edges

smooth the hair

out of place

lift your finger

to your lips

do not cry out

in alarm

do not wear

fake lashes

to bat furiously

in blank

astonishment

wring your hands

and ask:

what shall I do

and when?

But oh

the sheer drama

of it all.

how not to

come undone

be set loose

unravel?

How not to

exclaim

wave your hands

flap your arms

like flying

and fly even

perhaps

towards the sun

because

oh

just because

what fun.

Art: Modigliani


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