Needling

You stitch my lips shut

with your insults and lies.

I cannot even whisper my truth,

the needle purses the flesh tight.

My mind is banging from the inside,

fearful of the consequences of silence.

But my heart cannot find the scissors

to slash open my eyes.

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Tommy Carroll

Sun 10th Mar 2019 20:02

Other than the "heart" Npaub it resonates. There is more to your situation than the Cardiovascular. The piece is good. And is personal and universal.

thank you-

Tommy


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Heart of Lead

Sun 10th Mar 2019 19:23

Very beautifully done. The outward forces that silence can be so hard to fight against. Silence... So well put.

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