DaddyDeceitSilhouette | A Poem

when you

incessantly told me

to stop eating,

what image did you have in mind?

*

and I learned

that you and I

had a similar face

carved out of the same material

I want my lines to have a different meaning

I want my face to be able to feel release

I want the truth on my face

not the lies that rubbed off

*

you taught me to believe in canons

in people doing it better

accumulating the world

closing their doors

the golden institutions

to seek their approval

at the cost of everything

at the cost of un-becoming myself

and that was a small price to pay

in your eyes

*

who could I

your daughter

ever become

anyways

making all the wrong choices

*

you

would

never

tell

me

the

truth

and

now

you

beg

for

my

love

Zwei schlummernde Mädchen” by Egon Schiele (1890-1918)

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