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Anything But

written by: J. G. Elas

@jsphelas

 

I want to be anything but—
a senseless predicate in your sentence,
useless square root of three,
setting sun on the horizon,
a sting-less honeybee.

I want to be anything but—
a wink in your seasons,
pass time to your day,
voiceless shout in the mountains,
a price you won’t pay.

I want to be anything but—
a missing key to your notes,
a formula you can’t solve,
a joke you can’t make,
a flight you won’t take.

I want to be anything but—
a phone call you wish to ignore,
a blind optimism to blame,
a love you give then take,
a ball you play in your game.

I want to be anything but—
naive and ignorant of your ploy,
a plan you want to destroy,
a song you won’t sing;
I deserve more don’t you think?

I want to be anything and everything,
I’m tired of the buts.
I want to be anything and everything—
with you, buts were all I ever had.

J. G. Elas

J. G. Elas

J. G. Elas is a writer and online content contributor and has authored an autobiographical book that narrates the life of an INFP in his early twenties. He blogs based on experiences and would highlight the fragility and tentativeness of some of the relationships he’s been in to.
J. G. Elas

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