Feels Like No One

alone acting like someone else shadows empty
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started late
began again early
never thought bad ideas would hurt me
even though it always
blows up in my face
as a courtesy

what i wanted
is all i’ve ever cleaved to
designed for merit
only to inherit nothing

never should have been coy
should’ve taken what i wanted and left it
as is

as is i’m
running out of options
time is scarce again

i’ve never been a front for
something else
to take me
but lately it feels like
i’m running on
empty

and it feels like / SOMEONE ELSE
and it feels like //// NOBODY
and it feels like // NOBODY ELSE
and it feels like /// NOTHING

JD Jurado- It’s about acting like someone you’re not.

cleaved verb
often cited as an “auto-antonym,” a word which can mean its own opposite, because “cleave” can be used to mean both “to split apart” and “to stick together.” 

 

 

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