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Poetry By Bethany K

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Am I dead?

No, my inner voice said.

My thumb is resting on my neck.

I feel my heart beat as I stare at the wall.

How long have I been here?

I know before this I tried to call.

Is anyone coming?

The dryer is thumping with the robe.

Thump thump,

Thump thump,

So loudly it is consuming my very being.

Out of one eye one tear streams.

I can hear myself breathe

In rhythm with the dryer.

Every other thump I exhale.

My bony knees hitting each other

So painful, so frail.

Why does nobody notice I am here?

The robe! When will the dryer stop!

Sweat drips down my shoulder.

And the air conditioner just makes me

Colder. I shiver again and shake.

Someone turn off the dryer!

My eyes are burning.

When was the last time

I blinked.

I hear a moan.

Did it come from my mouth?

I cannot think

I cannot complete a thought.

Where am I?

Is this home?

Am I dead?

I just don’t know.

I feel my cracked lips

Start to bleed.

Another seizure

has paralyzed me.

I’m alive.

But I don’t want to be.

NOT MY SECRET...overcoming the shame of sexual abuse

Am I dead?

No, my inner voice said.

My thumb is resting on my neck.

I feel my heart beat as I stare at the wall.

How long have I been here?

I know before this I tried to call.

Is anyone coming?

The dryer is thumping with the robe.

Thump thump,

Thump thump,

So loudly it is consuming my very being.

Out of one eye one tear streams.

I can hear myself breathe

In rhythm with the dryer.

Every other thump I exhale.

My bony knees hitting each other

So painful, so frail.

Why does nobody notice I am here?

The robe! When will the dryer stop!

Sweat drips down my shoulder.

And the air conditioner just makes me

Colder. I shiver again and shake.

Someone turn off the dryer!

My eyes are burning.

When was the last time

I blinked.

I hear a moan.

Did it come from…

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