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hello coping mechanism seller. i am going into battle. and i need your softest coping mechanisms

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i like the harmless habits, above all
the ones that shy away from shoving
they leave gentle touches, instead
across the line

i used to think of mentality like that
some great towering 2d plane of black, deeming you in all caps:
HEALTHY (in smaller letters, ‘good’)
UNHEALTHY (even smaller, ‘bad’)
a blue moon good day would let me inch forward, getting to dip my face through the curtain
plunging my face in instead of just few hesitant fingers, just to squint at what could be better
to catch my breath
and the next thought, moment, minute
hour, day, week, month
year, years, endless cycle
would drag me back down into the water, where my thoughts turned shifty, hard to catch red-handed

and still, the harmless habits cradled me
bathing only in strawberry shampoo made me feel warm against the pressure of approximately a fuckton of cubic meters of 3 point font ‘bad’
laughing ten seconds too long because i was grateful to get to smile dropped two more labels on top of that
but it felt like a triumph, still

its the harmless habits that got me by

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current number of classic lit characters ive gone out of my way to project on and reason out why they might be gay: 8

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oh em gee  i am smitten and want to wrap this around me.

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mouse / she/her.

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1 hour ago, mouse said:

oh em gee  i am smitten and want to wrap this around me.

thanks a million, dude!! i really need to edit this poem so if you have any suggestions, i'd love to hear them!


current number of classic lit characters ive gone out of my way to project on and reason out why they might be gay: 8

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