Marshmellow (evangelion_100) wrote in bleeding_words,
Marshmellow
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A Knowing Smile

It took 25 years
or so
to beat down this
devil
hanging off my neck
to break the little bastard's neck
and stop his incessant chattering

It took 25 years
of hell
to light
a fire in this heart
that wouldn't go out
to find some fight
that wouldn't break,
shatter
with contemptuous rapidity

It took 25 damned years
to understand,
truly understand
that I am human
and because of
that
I will always be a little
ugly
a little
misshapen

It took 25 goddamned
years
to stand on my own two crooked feet
and strangle regret
of every last breath
to embrace my
imperfection

so maybe
there is hope for
the lost
and pathetic
yet

or
maybe
there
isn't

All I know
is that after
25 long, long years
even with his crooked
little spine
that little
devil
still
smiled
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