gag me.
cut out my traitor tongue.
bind my thoughtless fingers.
strangle my mind's stories.
make me shut up.
embarrassment.
awkward.
annoying.
weird.
strange.
all things that I am.
I do nothing but push.
push all chances away;
scare them.
intimidation.
crawl back under your rock.
back off,
cool down,
slip back into the shadows.
anonymity,
or at least let them forget you.
maybe then it can go back to normal.
normal…
such a strange concept.
maybe that is why it's so foreign
to me.
I can't do normal.
I'm just too abnormal.
I need to give up,
move on,
forget I tried.
there are no more chances.
stop.
begin somewhere else.
start over.
new.
there are no more chances here.
ruined.
start from scratch.
again.

"Haven't You Done Enough Damage?"
Devin Liotta
2012