what's beneath this ash?

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shadows surrounded me
until i swallowed them
believing the charcoal
was my skin

now sometimes you call me
beautiful
and sometimes you are
silent
all the while
i'm trying to relearn
my skin color
is it these grey tones
or raw pink flesh?

call me narcissus
but i'm trying to know
my own name
outside of another's shadow

Created: Apr 26, 2017

Tags: poetry, story, free verse, narcissus, poem a day 2017, self love, relationships, struggle, angst, greek mythology

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