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Diseased Touch MAG

July 15, 2013
By GreyGirl ELITE, Pohang,Kyungbuk, Other
GreyGirl ELITE, Pohang,Kyungbuk, Other
170 articles 122 photos 391 comments

Ironically, the walls were yellow.
As the days passed, the unbroken flat color
Forced its way into my retinas
Until I saw even the nurses
Through a film of gold.

As I lay in the stillness
I felt my soul dig slowly through my body
Starting at the base of my spine and gently
Burrowing up my throat.
My soul was a lump of gold.

I could barely discern
Whether I was living in the real world
Or if I had left my being
Deep under the soft earth.
Miners will find me when they search
for gold.

I am surrounded by a cocoon of silence.
I feel the brush of clothes against my skin
And the dry hum of a mass of tongues
Vibrating, Rattling
But I am afraid to reach out. They will
turn to gold.

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This article has 3 comments.

on May. 10 2014 at 2:03 pm
stillheartless PLATINUM, Eugene, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"I love you. I love you. I send this message through my fingers and into his, up his arm and into his heart. Hear me. I love you. And I'm sorry to leave you." -Jenny Downham

This is really amazing. I had always seen yellow as a very happy color and that's how most people write about it so it was really cool to see a different perspective!

GreyGirl ELITE said...
on Apr. 23 2014 at 9:52 pm
GreyGirl ELITE, Pohang,Kyungbuk, Other
170 articles 122 photos 391 comments
Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it.

JRaye PLATINUM said...
on Apr. 18 2014 at 2:14 pm
JRaye PLATINUM, Dorr, Michigan
43 articles 10 photos 523 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you."

"Have you ever looked fear in the face and said, 'I just don't care.'?"

This is such a beautiful representation of being sick, wheither it's the flu or cancer, or were you using it as a metephore for something else? I don't think you are, but then again I'm not much of a poet :) Eitherway, I absolutely loved it, and congratz on the publication! Really beautiful peice