May 10, 2020

#PoetrySunday - 5/10/20

#PoetrySunday - 5/10/20

EXPOSED

I want to scrape it all off of me.
The agony of raw flesh exposed to the salty air
Is nothing compared to the
Agony of staying inside this decaying shell

I want to scream
Not with my voice
But with my
Muscles, bleeding
Roughly torn from their safe places
Oozing, stinging
Crying Dead Sea Tears
Knowing that I’ve traded everything
For just a tiny glimpse of truth,
A flash of glorious light and then,
Darkness that cannot be
Prayed away.
Knowing this is all I will ever get.
Knowing it was still worth it.
Now,
The incineration of
Choices made for me, and
Weaponized hope
Burn it up
Burn it up
Burn it up
Watch it shrivel in the heat of
Merciless knowing
And I’ll stand there blinking
In the light, unfiltered
Naked for all to see
Nowhere to hide
Nothing to say
Ugly and throbbing
But free.