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Poem of the Day: 3 Dec 2006

Self-Consciousness

What a scary feeling
Inside me. Outside me, I’m an idiot,
Criticizing me, adding that strange, horrible consciousness,
Everything I do magnified to the hundredth degree.
Why did I do that? I look stupid, crazy.
Stop, why can’t I just be quiet?
No, don’t breathe so loudly. Why is this so awkward?
Why do I think other people can hear me think?
Stop.
I look like a moron.
I’m scared.

Gautama M. (Middle School, 2006-7) (p#2975)

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