Spaceship-1461125
Twin
Metaphorest Released Feb 20, 2011

I am my avatar
I am my tweet
I am a parody
I’m incomplete
I am hyperbole
I am fictitious
I’m so homogenised
I’m not nutritious
I am a product
I am 2D
I am not who
You think you see
She is concocted
She is a lie  
She doesn’t sink
She’s eternally high
She is my saccharine
Socialite twin
My doppelganger
Who lives in my skin
A film on the surface
My preened public face
She feeds the machine
While I shovel the waste
But I am the flesh
And the blood and the spit
And the tears and the bones
And the gravel and grit
And the holy unknowable
Beautiful, flawed
Unadorned seed of truth
I am rough-hewn and raw
But real -
And that’s why
I pity my twin
My perfected pawn, my second skin
Despite her superior, airbrushed bliss
My flawless friend
Does not exist

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  • Thatgirlfrommars-1642614
    Wow - this is fantastic!
    Dec 09, 2014
  • Demigod-1688071
    This is crazy how great you are with your words. I know i am new here still kind of but this is perfect.
    Dec 09, 2014
    by Demigod
  • 2014-07-09_20.21.38
    as I have twin daughters I love it even more - thank you I love it :-)
    Dec 09, 2014
    by Sigi
  • Nick-de-augustine-1722753
    As a member who's joined since this was created, I cannot express how glad I am that it's been featured... Otherwise I may very well have never been lucky enough to stumble upon it <3
    Jul 12, 2014
  • Spaceship-1461125
    Thanks wirrow! :)
    Jul 12, 2014
  • Jerzdresspaint
    Sarah, thank you so much for the kind words and for featuring the song! There are all sorts of lovely and fun remixes blooming now as a result. And thanks as well for all of your inspiring writing - I've found so much to sing to among your text records. :o)
    Mar 12, 2014
  • Snapshot_20111202_7
    My perfected pawn, my second skin. Such a great line. ♥
    Mar 09, 2014
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