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October 6, 2012
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You found me as
A mess of sharp corners
And smudged,
Wrinkly fingerprints.

Someone had wadded me up
And shoved me in the corner,
Trying to forget about
Our shared past.

I guess you were curious
Enough to take a second look,
Smoothing out the worst of the
And speaking soothingly.

You said you could fix it.

And for a while, you did.

I became smoother,
Less wrinkled,
And some of the rips knitted together.
I was still a bit smudged
By my past,
And had some sharp edges.

They made me

And I had a crazy personality,
An odd writing style,
And a habit of not looking
People in the

Those made me

But you
Had other plans.

You made me blunt my corners,
Straighten my lines,
And rip clean my ragged edges.

You made me look at you,
And made me bleed down
To the horizontal blue lines
Of my soul.

Red ink washed the lines away
And grew formless in your hands.

I displeased you,
And you crumpled me up,
Still bleeding,
And shoved me in my old,
Dark corner.

Why couldn't you realize
That I am penned in ink?

I guess I need new paper,
I have to start again.
Sometimes people don't know where help ends and hurt begins.

Ink was featured as a Daily Lit Deviation on October 9th, 2012
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BraveSherlock Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Well Done! I love it!
Synesthi Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thank you!
jessica35 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Wonderful! Such powerful imagery! Great job and congrats on the DLD :blowkiss:
Synesthi Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Thank you!
DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Your wonderful literary work has been chosen to be featured by =DailyLitDeviations in a news article that can be found here: [link]

Be sure to check out the other artists featured and show your support by :+fav:ing the News Article. Keep writing and keep creating.
Synesthi Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Thank you so much!
nixxohplease Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is absolutely stunning. i love it. i'm so happy it exists, as weird as that sounds.
Synesthi Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
I have definitely felt that way before. Don't feel weird about it. :D
DrippingWords Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Writer
I love this. It's so beautiful. Though, was the first Meghan supposed to be uncapitalized?
Synesthi Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
It was. I was playing with the idea that while my past experiences do set a definition for me, it's a sort of empty model (just another 'meghan', if you will) while the personality traits that go with it, which the poem also discusses, it what makes me this particular Meghan.

Capitalization, for me, is a huge sign of identity in my writing.
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