my words have left me | a poem

I'm stuck in a placethat leaves me wholebuilds up my wallsleaves me fully clothedI'm as rigid as they claimno longer pleasantI'm as quiet as they sayno longer willingto connoteI'm back to wearing this maskit's black, it covers me wholeI'm back with my facadeever gleaming and boldmy words have left meI'm no longer stripped bareno longer …

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choke | a poem

I forgot that I existedthe moment you showed yourselfcowering behind the shadowstrembling on my feetand afraid to say anythingfor what is not could be wrongand what hides could unravelunable to talk about myselfto myselfa shaky breath I takeas I slide back into my normal stateinsecurityit climbs like a snakeand never lets goclinging on my neckand …

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