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Role Me Over

 

I lied when she asked for my name  
because I didn’t want to be me  

allow that to sink in.  
 
ironic in retrospect  
that the only role  
for which I knew the lines  
was that of myself  
without the hangups  
 
she asked and I told her  
everything about my love  
my fantasies, my kinks  
who I grieved—  
I told her how my heart broke  
and my soul became lost  
in a functional world  
 
we confessed our sins  
and absolved each other  
we laughed real laughter  
 
she said she understood me.  
my  
integrity  
impressed her  
 
I shared my music  
my poetry, my art  
 
I was so  
fucking  
interesting  
 
she said she wanted to model for me  
and the illusion began to crack  
 
because the real me does not  
(cannot) exist  
and I’ll never see her naked—  
so I paid for the drinks  
grateful for the opportunity  
to pretend  
   to be me  
       for a night  
 
 
highlyfunctional
Written by highlyfunctional
Published | Edited 13th Jul 2019
Author's Note
The story was ok and whoever played the girl was amazing, but I thought the lead was miscast.
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