Etched

My life is like a box of
Graded pencils, with
Sharp, silver strokes to
Write numbers and
Names, and soft, grey
In-betweens to fill in
Empty spaces, when
The contrast doesn’t
Do art justice, and
Bold, hungry, black
Slashes, my darkling
Drawls
Of confidence.

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– Emily White

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