Bruises

August 2, 2008
By Cliona Roberts, Katonah, NY

I see you sitting with them,
You’re laughing
but there is nothing
alive in your eyes
They won’t know what
happened last night
They won’t know
that your body aches
with every movement
And that under your shirt
they would see bruises,
swollen and blue
But they won’t ever know



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