February 8, 2021.

i'll probably come back to this one, it needs some tlc

gloom and glow

i know i've been sad
for maybe a bit too long
but i promise i have more to me
than bad poetry scribbled on my bedroom walls

there's still the me that dances in the kitchen
waiting for the microwave to beep
the me singing loudly in the car
the me that tries to flirt but can't pull a wink

there's still the me
that plays video games on the floor
with my sister's kids
i mean, i only complain maybe twice about my back being sore

there's still the me that runs into thrift shops
looking for old psychology textbooks
and buys them even though my book shelf is full
i said that i'm not always sad, not that i'm interesting or cool

and you made a joke the other day
saying that i was the gloom and you were the glow
and i felt myself get so insecure about my feelings
so now when i am sad, i'll be sure not to let you know

Poetry by aidan haskel
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Written on 2021-02-08 at 12:18

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Thomas D The PoetBay support member heart!
I love the image of dancing in the kitchen while waiting for the microwave to beep!

josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
You have a wonderful knack for a stinging line in the last stanza of your poems that turns everything you’ve written above on its head. Great writing!