To give others
wings to fly
I had to rip up mine;
Got all shackled up
and then waited to die.

To let others
float across the ocean
I had to drown myself;
Got all bloated up,
slowly, as time went by.

This creepy piece
may be a crappy piece
but it’s a piece
I wrote; so please!
Don’t mock me!
Don’t tease!
Just let me rest in peace!


© Ali Qureshi
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