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  1. BelovedDreamer

    BelovedDreamer Well-Known Member

    You never knew
    why you felt so blue.
    Never questioned
    the shrug of shoulders
    at the end of the day.
    You never knew
    why life felt untrue
    or why the rushing of days
    left you coming
    You never questioned
    the nausea
    of his hands on your ****
    or the way you thought
    about the grocery list
    on your nightstand
    and whether you’d forgotten
    to put down cabbage
    instead of the way his body felt
    as it moved under your hands.
    Then you questioned
    as you kneeled
    the taste of his spit
    refusing to leave your mouth
    if it was too late
    for happiness.
    You question
    all the running you’d done
    wondering what you
    were running from.
    You close your eyes
    build a mental wall
    soon enough
    to fall
    between yourself and that
    pointless despair
    and snort a line of coke
    off a toilet seat.
    Try to calm the mental voices
    dangerous in disrepair
    but still OCD neat.
    Wipe the top clean.
    Blot your nose
    rinse your mouth
    ready to head out.
    Grab your beer of the floor
    pick the toilet paper off
    the bottom of the ridged glass
    and head back downstairs.
    Nothing wrong here
    no questions to be asked
    answers nobody’d want to hear
    and a sweet tattoo
    bought with money you didn’t have
    saying it all
    a scar arrow straight
    finished with a pair of scissors
    done in ink
    and a dotted line.
    Don’t worry
    then a kiss
    dry lips
    I’ll be fine.
  2. theleastofthese

    theleastofthese SF Friend Staff Alumni

    :eek:hmy: YOur poems are always so powerful.:eek:hmy: I wish I could help you but how can I do that when I can't help myself...:sad:


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