Affirmation

One day

I will no longer

clear the cobwebs

heal the hurts

negotiate with nerves

answer to my anxiety

One day

I will

master myself.

Insomnia 

fighting to find sleep 

Tossing and turning repeat

Counting the fake sheep

Restless

Colors like changing
Ebb and flow of emotions
Searching for stillness

Procedure

Anxiety room
Sterile instruments
snip snip
Awaiting results

Rupture

Sad stories

she writes

repeats

 

Tragic histories

reek

they repeat

 

People do

wrong then

sweep

 

 

Dysfunction dust

leaves a

strong musk

 

 

Stories weave

she writes

repeats

 

 

Emerging bruises

children run to

local park

 

 

Scared blinded

by the

dark

 

Sad stories

she heard

Mother told

 

Broken arm

pigeon lost

in streets

 

 

Touched in

places not

seen or heard

 

 

Speaking now

she doesn’t

just write

 

Breaking the habit

of keeping

stories sealed tight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fear

Chained by arm and leg

butterflies attack stomach

hands dripping like rain

 

Hush

Facing the silence

tattooed hurt memory

Unspoken story