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Spiritual Laryngitis

August 23, 2016
By PresleyH DIAMOND, Elsmere, Kentucky
PresleyH DIAMOND, Elsmere, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
There is freedom waiting for you
on the breezes of the sky,
and you ask “What if I fall?”
Oh, but my darling,
what if you fly?

~Eric Hanson


the holy, holy mouth that speaks on my behalf.

You tore out my vocal chords one by one,

called it a tithe.

The preacher built himself a throne from my flesh and my blood

and the skeleton bowed to worship.

But I-

I blotted out my name from your book.

I unraveled the black throne thread by thread

reclaiming the voice

you told me I couldn't use.

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