Outsider, a poem written by Vandana Kumar at Spillwords.com
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written by: Vandana Kumar


Have you ever felt?
Strangely distant from yourself
From each and every part
Of your anatomy

The surgeon
Of your own surgery
Spinal anesthesia
And you talk
About liver and intestine
Dispassionate about the water in the lungs

Feeling no pain
At what the world injected into you
No remorse
At what you did to the world either
Crushing flowers
Or people
Or both

Saying I love you randomly
Convinced that the ones
We say them to
Are also observers
Living outside
Of their hearts and lungs

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