Will Shootman

Academy Award

When I tell you what I’m like

Where I’ve been

Don’t confuse my honesty for a second

With transparency

It’ll only be after that I expect you’ll realize

I am the character of who I am

For you in that moment

Monologues at the ceiling

To keep you warm and pretend that I could be something exciting for you

That you had a break from normalcy with me

And when I’m gone

Don’t feel fooled

You saw a film


When it happened to me

It was like an infection

And from then on

I knew that the only value I could have to a stranger

Would be as she had been to me

And so I am to you


  • FineB

    That you Will.

    What a great poem.

    Keep writing

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