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Accepted As Consequence
JJM (December 1983 / Los Angeles, CA)

Accepted As Consequence

Poem By J. James Martinez

I am past trying to mend
Picking up the broken pieces of self esteem
Off the broken ground
There they can rest
I
Do not cry myself to sleep anymore
Whimper under rented covers
Wiping the thunder from my cheeks in a neon glow

Now I awake
Shaking
Trembling in an anxious mess
Curled up accepting this is consequence

The difficulties of life

Attempts are now confronted
Set in the center ring
Stitched
Boldly on my sleeve
For the world to see

Insecurities and inabilities are embraced
Rather than painted a painful shade of disgrace

Accepted

As consequence

As life

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