• Vol. 05
  • Chapter 05

The abuse of rejection

I open my mouth and give myself away
the self that lodges deep in my gut
forming vocal visceral scars.

The words that have sunk as sediment to coat
my tarnished soul I gift to you
bed-whispered and finger drawn on your naked skin.

Mute I mourn for the gift not wanted
soft words tremble in a pillow's feather.