There's a point, it's a step between falling and breaking and laying flat broken in pieces. There's a note you can hold that sounds (but doesn't feel) like you're happy to be alive. She holds it in like we all hold it in until we're too full to take in a breath. A translucent body that retracts when you reach for it, pained at the touch and indifferent to love, lays asleep to us all, awake to her sadness. Why does she seem so cruel? How can they be so cruel? If i could only stay alive long enough to stop feeling this way.


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    MemoryThis reminds me of the years my sister spent struggling with OCD. It was hell for my entire family. She became gradually more obsessive until the girl I knew was gone. She would become almost manic and then collapse for days at a time. I was young when this happened, and it took me far to long to realize what was happening. I know now that I aggravated some of her symptoms, and I feel intense guilt about it.

    Several lines from the song remind me of those times.
    CityofBlueTileon June 11, 2011   Link

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