Egoism Snippets

original-sin-carmela-brennan

1

Who exists

That does not euphemize

With metaphor?

Who exists

That speaks of their faults

With neither pride

Nor placebo?

2

I have lied

To spare myself

I do not

Know how to face

Your pain

Without my ego

Assuming

A comparative

Misfortune

I do not

Know how to court

Your brilliance

Without

Turning on

Artificial lights

That I might not

In proximity

Darken

3

I was not born a poet

I neither command

Nor navigate the stars

Sometimes

Paranoia drives me

Underground

Into cellars

Pungent with decay

That I might

Entertain my vices

Unobstructed

4

Emancipated

By confession

I compose

These words

In the residue

Of an instinctive

Retreat

Shamelessly

Esoteric

I speak

Only that

I might be

Relieved

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I was just contemplating certain aspects of human nature, I used the pronoun ā€œIā€ broadly though I am guilty of being egocentric at times as well