Nothing – A Poem by Ian Lepkowsky

Nothing

You are nothing.

                            She says to me with cold eyes.

She says to me with an empty heart.

She says to me with a faded smile.

You are nothing.

I’ve heard it so many times.

In so many voices.

In so many places.

 

You are nothing.

The words wound me.

I cannot accept that I am nothing.

I am Proud.

I am not nothing.

 

You are nothing.

Part of me believes it.

Part of me feels it.

Part of me lives it.

You are nothing.

I am worthless.

I am cold.

I am empty.

You are nothing.

I am an ant.

I am a cog in the machine.

I am a ghost in the shell.

You are nothing.

I am a dog.

I am a pig.

I am a villain.

You are nothing.

I am a sinner.

I am a loser.

I am a user.

 

You are nothing.

I cannot feel. I am numb. Life is bleak.

You are nothing.

I don’t care. There’s no point. Life is meaningless.

You are nothing.

Life is meaningless. There’s no point. I don’t care.

 

 

I don’t care.

 



I don’t care.

 

 

 

 

I am nothing.

I feel no pain. I feel no sorrow. I feel no hurt.

I am nothing.

I do not hear. I do not see. I do not fear. I do not feel.

I am nothing.

There is nothing to lose. There is nothing to gain. There is nothing to fight.

I am nothing.

There is nothing to prove. There is nothing to do. There is nothing to believe.

I am nothing.

There is nothing for you to hurt. There is nothing for you to take. There is nothing for you to fear.

 

 

I am nothing.

I am space.

I am infinite.

I am free.

 

I am nothing.

And I am at Peace.

Ian Lepkowsky

Ian is a passionate writer searching for personal transformation through unconditional self expression. He's also a philosopher, artist, and creator that's interested in video games and food and stuff.

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