Monday, September 20, 2010

Doll Face

You leave me sitting
on the shelf
a China doll
You're afraid to break

And yet, the only fragile part
Is my living, beating heart

You leave me packed up
in a box
A plastic Barbie
So I won't become a mess

And yet the messed up part of me
Is my lack of reality

You leave me lying
on the floor
A stuffed ragdoll
So I won't have to think

And yet the best thing inside my head
Is the brain you didn't see

Put my parts together
Watch me work
You'll see that I'm more
Than a pretty face
perfect hair and vacant eyes

I'm a living doll
A work of art
Living, breathing, imperfect parts
Most likely to be
A danger to your heart

So take me down, dust me off
I'll be a surprise
You didn't expect
Just please don't leave me
On the shelf