Please don't look in my black bag.
Please don't look.  I know it is hard not to.  It's size is overwhelming.  The shadow bares down on me in a very unforgiving way.  Please don't look.

I sit alongside the road staring at it myself.  I have carried it for so long.  So long in fact, I think I have forgotten some of the items in it.  Please don't look at it.

How will anyone ever be able to see me and not the bag?  Has the bag gotten so big that it hides me completely?  Please don't look at it.

Maybe I can hide it.  Maybe I can dump some of the stuff out.  Maybe I can just leave it here.  No.  It is too big to hide, too painful to see what is inside.  I have had it so long, who am I without it?  Please don't look at it.

How much time has past?  Days?  Months?  Years?  I don't know.  I do know it is still here.  Please don't look.

What can I do?  Where can I go?  Who will love me with this bag?  I am still here!  There is more to me than just this bag!  I hate this bag.  Please don't look.

Who am I?  I can run from it no longer.  I must go through the bag.  I must get rid of the bag.  I think....

I open the bag, it stinks.  I look in the bag, my eyes burn from the rancid smell of lost dreams.  Tears run down my cheeks.  I have no choice.  I must look at it.

One item, two items, three items.  I see them again, some for the first time in years.  The pain is harsh.  I must look at it.

I laugh at some, I cry at many.  I see.  I see me.  I am looking at it.

What should I do?  These things make me who I am.  To lose them is to lose myself.  What should I do?  What can I do?  My head hurts.  My heart hurts.  I wish I hadn't looked.

I stand here alone.  I stand here confused.  I stand here exhausted.  M bag is my bag.  I must accept it.

Here I am.  This is my bag.  It is filled with good and bad.  It is who I am.  You can look at it.

This bag is a part of me.  This bag has molded me.  This bag is mine to carry.  Who will love me?  The one who will look at this bag and see me.

Please look at this bag and see me.

Comments:
 
Lee   Lee wrote
on 4/12/2013 7:01:34 AM
Great piece very inventive and evocative. Enjoyed it thoroughly.

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