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Alex Conall, social justice bard ([personal profile] alexconall) wrote2015-10-17 09:33 am

Decoupage People (freebie for the October [community profile] crowdfunding Creative Jam)

You are just a piece of clockwork
for someone else's purpose.
Everything you feel is you
seems pastede on yey.

What you do is
not who you are.

Except when it is.

the pasted-on
job or career or unemployed
we are all just
a solid glass jar
or sturdy wood box.

We cover ourselves
in knitting or writing
or mechanics or decoupage
to be ourselves.

And some of the pasted-on
is there to cover cracks
or fill holes
put there by a world
that doesn't understand.

We are all decoupage people,
building papier-mâché selves
on solid object bases
out of bits of life we're given.

And yes, we're often bits of clockwork,
and mostly we get by,
but form as well as function
and think how drab a world it'd be
if all we were was clockwork
without who we are
glued on piece by piece.

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[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith 2015-10-17 02:31 pm (UTC)(link)
That's beautiful. I love the contrast between nature and nurture.