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To be taken at face value

& other assumptions of meaning

By Kay HusnickPublished 5 months ago 1 min read
To be taken at face value
Photo by David Klein on Unsplash

My writing won't tell you how I feel.

It will tell you how I might feel, how I could feel, how I definitely do not feel, the intrusive thoughts that just had to get out, the things I'd never say, maybe what I think you might expect,

but this is not unfettered honesty.

This is bottled rage, reminiscent longing for bridges burned, a manifestation of bits and pieces of half-baked philosophies on life.

Someone once used a poem I wrote to label my love language vindictive, but they forgot to think about the narrator and determine what is real

and what is just a good line for a poem.


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Kay Husnick

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  • Cendrine Marrouat5 months ago

    There is always a disconnect between the writer and the reader. The way each side interprets things is based on their own experiences. We should never expect a reader to fully understand what we are trying to say.

  • People are just weird. I hope writing this made you feel better. Sending you lots of love and hugs! ❤️

  • Jazzy 5 months ago

    Wow, this felt like it was pulled from my soul. It’s hard when someone misreads what you write and tries to use it to their advantage. Brilliant writing!

  • Alex H Mittelman 5 months ago

    Great work! And writing can never be vindictive, you write what you write. Anyway, great piece!

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