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we stumble
locating ourselves
projecting to the world
what we’ve become
but only our pain
or achievements
are large enough to share
one side of the scale
or the other
we don’t listen
but demand others hear us
we don’t look
but want someone to find us
our problems are bigger
our achievements are greater
we want to be discovered
but as the curtain falls
on our masquerade
the next act of our production


Kailyn Kausen is a student at U.C. Santa Barbara studying writing and literature. She is the managing editor of Spectrum, a literary journal. When free, Kailyn writes book reviews, reads, paints, or plays with her chocolate Pomeranian.

© 2017, Kailyn Kausen

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