Lens of Ugly

Photo by Jakob Owens

Beautiful words,
filtered through a lens
of ugly.
Rising up
to the beat of the streets
so my tears don’t fall;
they rise above me.
It all crashes down
drowning out
all hope of light
and loving,
my soul separated
between where I’ve been
and my recovery.
insert upon discovery.
Maybe it would all be different
if somehow my mom had loved me,
but here we are,
awaiting the next one
to cut me.
Swinging from a rope,
like a fruit, less strange
than sad and…



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Daniel Fincher

Daniel Fincher


Freelance Writer, Storyteller, and Poet — Founder of Artistic Autism and Five-Minute Fiction