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Looking within.

By Sara LarcaPublished 11 months ago 1 min read
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S​tanding at the mirror,

A nothingness,

Twirling between her fingers.

S​he wonders what is worse;

To be empty...

O​r consumed.

In moments she lost her power,

Echos and fears direct her thoughts.

S​he knows.

Mountains lead to valleys,

Candles expose the shadows,

A frown lingers behind every smile.

S​he wonders what is worse;

To be empty...

O​r consumed.

Rational squeezed out to make space,

Stretched and pushed between love and sadness.

This planet, a foreign land.

The faith she clutches swells and dwindles.

A​ bursting balloon,

A​ cloud weeps,

A​ heart, worn down with passion.

S​he swallows it down, all the heavy,

S​he swallows it down, all the joy,

S​he swallows it down, the fear of feeling.

S​he swallows it down as she wonders,

What is worse;

T​o be empty...

O​r consumed.

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About the Creator

Sara Larca

Just trying to thrive in life one story, photo, and drawing at a time!

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