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Passive Aggressive

Combating bitterness upon return to the "real world"

By FIFEPublished about a year ago Updated about a year ago 1 min read
Passive Aggressive
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The things we do - indirectly.

I’m drawn to this sort of thing,

torture. But,

I pull myself clear of it.

When she

shakes my hand, her body is elsewhere,


Her vessel formed in ceramics and reinforced


every wish granted, “Hey!” I’d say.

It isn’t fair! Is it?

I understand these sorts of things

The way I tortured my thoughts into patterns

and my body is elsewhere,

unbothered, because

I pulled myself clear of it.

Thus am I "above it", so

it turns out I’m envious

in effigy, “Don’t worry,” I’d say.

It’s not real, because

I’m not real.

surreal poetry

About the Creator


The written word is everything. I love to read, and I love to write - primarily fiction and poetry, but I'm also psyched to learn about pretty much any topic and to share my expertise in music and music business.

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  • Valentina Savageabout a year ago

    Short and really nice! I invite you to read my stories :) thank you

  • Brenton Fabout a year ago

    B R I L L I A N T ! I came apart and back together in your words.

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