they said his eyes look like the reflection of his soul, dark.
it was a reflection you could only see through his empty photographs
feel through his lead like paragraphs
and taste through the Saturn drips that fell from his lips.
his hollow smile and dead like eyes depict nothing but stormy nights and shallow ends,
deep end that he jumps into whenever he feels like drowning.
cold like coal soul they thought
because he couldn’t be the way they thought him to be.
jumping every night
waking up dry
yet drenched in desperate sweat
a shell of a man they interpret his painting to be
his canvas predetermined and painted by their dark shades and colored paints of
“no, I’m not self-aware”
“I rather not see within me, because I’m just as hollow”.
actively projecting onto him their shortcoming and idiotic ways of “rightful thinking”
while all they know of him is that he sits within his frame all day and smiles.
Gabriela A Tejada
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