buying time

balancing

on

golden

tightrope

sinews

only looks

intriguing

from a

fireproof

balcony

 

come down

and see

she is

stealing

breath

between all

of the

gunfire

 

she is aging

without

aging

they are

taking some-

thing

you cannot

see

behind her

ocean

eyes

 

she

gave up

her two

front

teeth are

in her

coin purse

buying

time

 

and

anyway

there is

a way

to

master

screaming

with your

mouth

sewn

shut

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15 Comments

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15 responses to “buying time

  1. I had the same first thought….wow. That was very powerful.

  2. very sad, and horrible for the one in the story. i hope none of us ever feel that way.

  3. You’re honestly remarkable!

  4. there is

    a way

    to

    master

    screaming

    with your

    mouth

    sewn

    shut

    This was brilliant!!

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