how certain can one be of safety? None, nought, nil
'dance' Vulnerability Is just another place to hide nobody will ever know if I'm showing it all or if I'm holding part back I throw out my heart with the trash and hang myself on the line, just a sheet waving in the wind it looks like the water here isn't getting the laundry clean… Continue reading Dance
This is not a poem, a story, something for people to read and congratulate. I'm writing this here and I'll read it to you whenever I can and years from now when you need reminding you can come back to see what I really feel about you. I saw you, the way you really are.… Continue reading Permanent Record
This is… Just… Read this.
I walk softly around the edge of it.
I am afraid to breathe.
My fingernails cut a path through
my palms and I exhale slowly,
watching the mantras I have pulled from
my blood, pooling in my hands.
I lift my fists to my lips
and I place the chant on my tongue,
loud enough to drown the song in my head
and flush the insanity from my ears.
Oh, to watch words fall like stars
and glow at my feet.
One step, two step
tippy tap, blue step
Blue step? two-step!
Click your heels, new step.
New step? Fool step!
Cut your teeth through step.
This is the place where I have come undone,
and I walk softly around the edge of it.
I whisper quietly in this place,
to this place, that seeps
into my brain and swallows my light.
From a distance this place looks like home
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Anthology Volume I: Writings from the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective https://www.amazon.com/dp/0999079638/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_q1IlBb1YWXQTS
I keep digging in my ears trying to stop this feeling of lost dreams burrowing into my eardrums, I have aches in my neck from sadness that passed twenty years ago but the ache in my neck keeps coming back, a little nudge from my consciousness that, yes, those things happened, yes, you were abused… Continue reading Digging
I wish I could tell you that it goes away, that it gets better, that you'll get over it.