April 15th, 2019

Shaman - Horse

Poem - Walls Made of Glass

The poem “Walls Made of Glass” was inspired by a scene in the music video “Placebo - Begin the End (Alternate Director Version)”. The lead character gazes at a shop window displaying mannequins with beautiful dresses. This setting is very relatable. I kept the gender of the objects of admiration purposely vague. Euphoria can be experienced by the span of non-normative genders.

Walls Made of Glass

Beyond the walls made of glass
a storefront or something less
electronic screens that convey
the same embellished to dismay
more than curves underneath
explicit by only gravity

the accents are instead placed
on the gestures of pure grace
promises speak to comfort's aim
more than how they hang to frame
wearing clothes of destiny
established outside normality

whispers from identity
only heard when none may speak
distorted by the phobias
that rattle round within the self
these are the doubts that persist
from the realms of darkest past

stating jeers of the crowd
a poison that shan’t be held
put aside at long last
when sanity must be found
breaking through the glass walls
to finally wear a soul’s regard.

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