rape and other songs

and cold in closed eyes    metallic

it stands    floating in flowers


it tightens around the wrists

a frown          a sullen discomfort

it wraps her around me

i clip         her wings

she asks

for a drink


it strangles another dream          as I fondle

a nightmare

a child

it withers          as I exit

a fight     from inside


i say goodbye

~rape and other songs



2 thoughts on “rape and other songs

  1. Both the words and the illustration exemplify that sense of both being there and not being there, an experience I’ve had many times. I suppose they could be interpreted in many ways but since the title “rape and other songs” could easily be the title of my own biography, it touches me deep in my heart.

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