Half-Breed

By Jethro Black

Half male, half female

Half gift, half curse

Half loved, half hated

Half desired, half abandoned

Half angel, half demon

Half animal, half machine

Half hugged, half beaten

Half screaming, half silenced

Half drowning, half infecting

Half breathing, half suffocating

Half healed, half scarred for life

Half living, half dying

Half running, half hiding

Half given, half taken

Half gaining, half losing

Half eaten, half thrown away

Half expressive, half hidden

Half accepted, half ignored

Half broken, half fixed

Half flawed, half perfect

Half me, half nobody

Half sane, half crazed

Half hateful, half gentle

Half friendly, half isolated

Half alone, half surrounded

Half being myself, half locked out of the world

Half sleeping, half awake

Half chasing the daylight, half chasing the night

Half full, half empty

Half whole, half incomplete

Half used, half wasted

Half valuable, half worthless

Half free, half chained

Half here, half nowhere

Half living in a home, half dying in a prison

Half singing a song, half ending a harmony

Half of this, half of that

Half of everything, half of nothing

Do you get what I mean, I’m a half-breed…