Take up space

ACCgirl's picture

I like that I can go near the window
and take up space.

They push me around, rearrange my hair
and clothes
or shove me in their stupid
transparent little closets
but I will always take up some of their
precious conservative
breathe some of their precious
conservative air—no
matter how they hoard it, refuse it to those like me,
none of them are Nature.

They’re always looking around,
swishing through their layers of disgust.
“What a waste


niks121997's picture


Another beautiful poem. I'll go to sleep tonight thinking about times past when everything was more natural.

"Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect. We take what we get and are thankful that it is no worse than it is."

"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream."

the mouse that roared's picture


I like this. I have this image of you being silhouetted against a window surrounded by stuffy, perfume-covered women with old, freckled lines of frowns. No, but it's a good portrayal of trying to live free of the fences surrounding you.

Are you hanging on to something useless just because you think it's beautiful?
--William Zinsser