Only What I Can Handle



Had Life squeezed harder
I would be nothing but pulp,
swimming in a sea
of my own fluids,
everything gone
except the sticky strands
of what I once knew,
what I once thought.
Life had to ask himself,
“What could she do,
stuck in such a state?”
and loosened his grip,
his fingers leaving marks,
indents that would never fade.
Life, instead, stripped the protection
from my bruised flesh,
leaving me scarred and scared,
Alone.
What does one do with an orange
peeled to show its inside?
You feed the hungry people.
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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Kassandra M. Konecny

Kassandra Konecny is a lover of listening to music, hiking in the mountains, and observing the way people act. She began writing vigorously when she was fourteen and will hopefully never stop. She has had her fair share of trials lately, and tries to encompass nearly every subject there is to study into her writing. Kassandra plans to study creative writing and psychology. She's 17 and currently lives in Utah with her family. Contact her at kassandrakonecny@hotmail.com more…

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