Searing pain

Surging through my body-

A toxin tainting my lips.

I can’t speak…

My tongue

Like an anchor

Attached to a ship

That’s been destroyed

By your cannons.

2 thoughts on “Mute

  1. And they still say “sticks and stones may break my bones . . . ” After seeking refuge from many a bomb-filled argument, I’ve often retreated — my tongue fat and heavy from battle. Nice metaphor.

    Thanks also for dropping by my online writing studio, and for deciding to follow my work. I see by your archives that you began your site at about the same time I launched mine.


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