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There is no shame in asking for help.

The abyss took him whole.

By Ruben De EscapadoPublished 2 years ago 1 min read
There is no shame in asking for help.
Photo by Randy Laybourne on Unsplash

When busking in Central Park, a failed writer was high on heroin and asked me for a poem about ‘flattery’ but left before I could finish. While he was there, he was intentionally distracting me. He sang "Strawberry Fields" by The Beatles. He described the cool alleviation of putting a needle in your arm. That a pen would never come close. He was a violent and aggressive reflection of the worst version of myself. I feel as though the experience made me a better writer.

Butter me up

Nice and fat


Retract. Refile. Repeat.

I find myself in strawberry fields

Rolling with Lennon

In a glimmer

Elastic and eclectic.

Butter me up

Nice and fat

The fire below my feet

Condensation upon the soul

Butter me up.

I stay

And go away

Lost in a sentence

Lost in my sentence

Butter me up

Nice and fat.

I am delightful

I am damned

I am damaged

Butter me up

Nice and fat.

I am destructive.

I will destroy you

It is my nature

Butter me up

Nice and fat

Give me all the fucking lies

Tell me I am handsome

Beautiful and wise

Butter me up

Please, I beg you

I can’t look at myself anymore

Not with these painfully honest eyes

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About the Creator

Ruben De Escapado

Most know me as a poet sitting on a park bench in Central Park. Writing poetry for strangers. Before that I lived a life and learned a few things. Now I listen to what the world had to teach others. Believe in yourself and be honest. Okay.

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