Since no one voted and I don’t want to have two short pieces in a row let us go with “Half”. I think I wrote this one for a school prompt, but there may have been a specific topic.
I want to be me. I want to reach out, out of this darkness. I want these hands, Nerveless chunks of flesh, To grasp my other self. I want these chains, These endless iron bonds Which drag me down into Black mud, Shattered.
I want to be myself, Complete and unafraid. I want to speak, Not be silent. I want to love, Not be alone. I want to stop Being ashamed.
I want to be one, The one Zeus split apart I want her breath, Her heart in tandem with mine. I want my muse, my warrior, Athena, wise and glorious. I want to find her, The one I cannot hide from Who will accept me, Who will force me from my hermit’s cave.
I want to burn, Incandescent, electric flames That drive out these shadows I want life joyous, untamed, Freed from the shackles Of desire and loneliness. I want wonder, Sweeping across these barren plains A storm of diamond dust Ablaze in a resurrected sun.
This vote shall be: “How to Drink Evening Coffee” or a group of 3 Erasure poems, which are too short to be posted singularly.