FORGED

Given a name

but robbed

of a life.

Pushed to far

to form

an imagined face,

and lose all touch

with reality.

Living

as an oddity;

the untouchable

exhibit.

Random lovers

taken

to feel human

contact,

varied pills

swallowed

to feel

alive again.

Dying

as an oddity;

the witnessed

exhibition.

Forced to be

an image

to buy and sell,

and lose all sense

of self.

Given a name

but robbed

of a life.

05/09/04