melancholy

A Poem About How We Tend To Turn People Into Items And Unjustly Label Them

Nude by  Hollie Fernando

Nude by Hollie Fernando

We tend to turn

people

into items

and attempt at

packing them

into beautiful boxes

on labeled shelves

where we say

this is what you are

and you can be

nothing else.

but,

we weren’t born

with tags and weren’t meant to be

tucked onto a shelf.

sometimes,

most times,

things do not fit

into boxes with ribbons

and handed your own package

where you are given

what you

are.

sometimes,

most times,

we just need to let whatever we are

be

without telling something

this is what you are

so that is only what you may be.

we are not meant

to live in boxes

and on shelves

in this

life.

Submitted to ArtParasites by Abbie Young