Empty Faces

Form: Free Verse

Defined by colours
pink for a girl
blue for a boy
a uniform from the day of birth
conscripted into the social expectation
the norm
a prison cell restricting the self
the freak like a peg waiting to fit
clothing is the hammer
forcing a square peg into a round hole
expectations weighing heavy on me
on this sense of imperfection
this emptiness hiding behind shadows
a broken soul in desperation
frantically pulling the shards of self in ward
my soul is bleeding
my heart is crying
but my face shows no emotion
empty eyes questioning empty faces
but the answers were always within
rebuilding from the inside out
there is my completeness

©JGFarmer2020

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