Trap-Door Veil

by Drew Gold   Sep 20, 2005


I envision myself in your eyes -
the translucent membrane,
acting as a buffer
between my thoughts
and outward emotions
being stripped away,
peeled apart
like skin from the bone
under your gaze

a
delicately woven
defense-mechanism
that i wrap up and around myself,
to separate thought from feeling,
and comfort this blood-loss,
as a tourniquette,
while im exposed
and bleeding.

my only problem is
i cant truly see myself
as you would
and fail to find
a distinguishing pattern
that will lead me to see
myself inside of you
with my eyelids
as distant as
our likeness

inside this delusion
riddled with chaotic
and unreasoned paranoias
truth isn't
a matter
of discerning black and white
but rather,
interpreting the changes
and subtle inconsistencies
to suit my exposed self
and exploit my
insecurities.

i envision you, through
these expecting eyes
as a simplistic clarity
reveals itself.
a mirror image
of what could possibly be myself
still threatens to
take form
as you
sway in imagination

when a
concept of perfection
blossoms within our minds,
or blooms before our eyes,
a standard is seemingly set
and therefore
our walls are brought up
and over our heads
while we lack the height
to stand tall
and rise above
this
trap-door veil
so easily fallen into.

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  • 12 years ago

    by Lenny

    Very...You know what I'm going to say. Said it a thousand times. Its great. You are great.
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  • 14 years ago

    by Falling Up

    WOW.. i REally like your poem , and your sophisticated use of language... i think it is almost perfect... ( since i dont beleive in perfect) so your pretty damn close! my favorite part is the very end stanza, which brings it all togeather. i can totally relate to this , because i have high standards, which like you said, " is easily fallen into" i just dont know how to rise above it, and look past peoples inperfections, because i too have them myself.. but all in all i loved your poem!! good work.. please comment on my poem"Reckless Emotion" i know its not anything near yours, but i worked hard on it, and it has alot of meaning to me.. so please comment, it would mean alot. thankyou!!! - Falling

  • 14 years ago

    by SealedWithAKiss

    Wow. This poem was really good. Your poems are really complex and deep. This kind of writing doesnt usually grasp my attention but this one did. Good job! 5/5
    *heather

  • 14 years ago

    by Jason Meres

    I love your ideas, and the words you chose. It has a wonderful, cryptic style to it which I am attracted to more than anything.

  • 14 years ago

    by shawn hoskins

    That was good kinda dark iliked it 5/5