disuse (20170708)

a vomitus of words erupted

from your throat
got caught in your teeth
stained your shirt

so many words
at once you couldn’t hear
what i was trying
to say

i wiped away
the recriminations
the explanations
the assassinations
and found you

had no ears
they had grown over
with a thick skin

unused for so long

14 thoughts on “disuse (20170708)”

  1. It’s always unfortunate when body parts aren’t used to their utmost potential. 😦 Thank you for drawing attention to this tragedy in such a sublime way.

    1. Yeah. I don’t think a Q- tip will fix it.

      Remember what the dr. says kids: never put anything in your ear.

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