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Do You Know What It's Like (To Fall Apart)I feel myself crumbling to pieces
Like a puzzle being smashed over a table
I glued myself together once
And I was such a pretty picture for a while
But I forced the bond to snap
Like a perfectionist who saw a piece out of place
And forced the whole mess back into the box
Have you ever had a boulder on your chest?
A bolder would be crushing me less
There’s a pack of wolves bowling me over
Tearing my guts from my interior
And leaving them to bake in the September sun
And the tears must’ve evaporated from my eye sockets
I can’t even bring myself to cry anymore
Give me a diagnosis already.
I wish that someone would tell me
That I have a mental condition
So that I wouldn’t feel so ridiculous
Like I'm dramatizing my feelings
In an internal Broadway production
Complete with a slew of melancholy violins
I’m a stale slice of coffee cake on a plate
Nothing can hold me together anymore
Not super glue or a warm embrace
I’ve been undoing my stitches all alo
All Here For A ReasonI turned onto a shady, well-manicured driveway that, for all intents and purposes, looked harmless enough. Maple trees lined both sides of the street, and a parade of Canadian geese marched across the road to a wide duck pond with a flamboyant fountain. There were blooming crepe myrtles and rose-of-sharons, and as I grew closer to my destination, neatly trimmed gardens with neatly trimmed bushes.
I stopped to let the geese pass. They looked at me; one hissed. I honked my horn and moved around them.
At the end of the road sat a collection of grayish buildings and a number of signs directing me to the appropriate parking lot. "Welcome to Ten Creeks Hospital," said one of them. "Please enjoy your stay." I parked in the visitor's lot. Surely I wouldn't be staying.
I was shaking when I got out of my car. I had spent the morning getting high. One foot in front of the other, flip-flop noises, hot sidewalk. Mulberry and magnolia trees, freshly shaved grass. A bench and pan for smokers. A set o
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