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Flame-Licked Heels

I’ve been working on

Coming back from

The dead

Realising reality

Living in this world

Becoming me

I don’t have to know who I am

But I must know that I am

I am, I am, I am

I don’t have to know what I am

To deserve to be

I’m working on being,

Just being

Because I’ve been existing

Mindless, automatic, numb

Best autopilot, me

Coming back from the dead

I wasn’t in Hell, I was in Oblivion

I arrive with flame-licked heels

Asking to feel

And I know

That means feeling pain, fear, and despair too

But being is feeling,

And I want to be

So that is why I’m

Scraping, clawing, working,

Trying, pushing, pulling

My way back to life

With flame-licked heels

Connecting to the core

Breathing, seeing, feeling,


With flame-licked heels


Living takes exhaustive effort, stress, strain

Easy to push that off-button

Shut down

And give up

But I want back from that

So, I’m coming back

With flame-licked heels

I return

To live again

With flame-licked heels

Because if I know,

It becomes

And I know myself,

I am becoming

Even if I come with flame-licked heels

I’m she

So, look

And watch me





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Tue 7th Feb 2023 13:45


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Alexandra Parapadakis

Tue 7th Feb 2023 12:38

Thank you Holden

Holden Moncrieff

Tue 7th Feb 2023 04:49

A very powerful poem, Alexandra, profound and hopeful! I loved the lines
"I don't have to know who I am
But I must know that I am" 🌷

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