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Indistinguishable Being

by Tessa Glasgow 17 days ago in slam poetry
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Less than human

Background photo by @grevholm via Instagram

My spine is twisted

And compacted

Into a fraction

Of what I used to be…

Posture constricted

And restricted

By the self-treachery


To dehumanize me.

And my vertebrae concave

Under the weight

Of societies outdated ideology

Of what I should be…

Contorting me

Into more

Of a creature

Than person…

More of an obscurity

Than a normality.

Pain polluted insurgency

Has transformed me

Into this indistinguishable being

Held captive

By my own suffering…

Bound to drown

In the torrent

Of my own bleeding.

**** This poem is my overly dramatic way of saying that chronic pain is a whore and can make you feel less than human.

slam poetry

About the author

Tessa Glasgow

35. Stay at home mom. Dark Poetess

IG: @deadofnightpoetry

My debut poetry collection, “Wildfire From Hell: Poetry and Prose,” is now available on Amazon.

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  • Emily Dickerson15 days ago

    I had no idea this was about chronic pain! What an interesting thing is poetry that it can be interpreted in so many ways. I pray that God heals you and brings you peace. :)

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