this poem was recently published in Poems from Conflicted Hearts

1.
i’ll erect a facade hard and smooth
as we glide down this steel alley
weld my surface
so your broken glass words pass over me

steel my edge so your shards can’t cut
keep your words from needling their way
into my heart
shun the internal bleeding

that fills an ocean
between our crumbling shores

2.
i’ll watch him retreat behind that steel wall
he’s erected
to block my broken glass words
deflect the shards that i send to rip into him

feel the cold of his armor
that keep my words from cutting into his heart

watch him turn away from the internal bleeding
that fills an ocean
between our eroding shores

"Sock Fights" by Ginger Slonaker. See her website at http://www.gingerslonaker.com/

“Sock Fights” by Ginger Slonaker. See her website at http://www.gingerslonaker.com/

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