Another poem from the extraordinary Sarah Doughty.
I am more than the shallow breaths that escape my aching lungs, billowing up in a little white puff against the chilly, moonlit night. I am more than the weight you’ve forced me to carry on my shoulders. I am more than the distant, far-off look in my empty eyes. I am more than the bones you cracked in anger or bruised for the fun of it. I am more than the blood you spilled, for I have turned all that pain into something different. Something you can never touch.
I have turned my blood into ink. It slides down my skin like a caress. It flows in my veins and coats my insides like body armor. And it makes my mind come alive like you never could.
© Sarah Doughty
Image courtesy of Laura Makabresku
Sarah Doughty is the tingling wonder-voice behind Heartstring Eulogies. She’s also the author of The Silence…
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