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downwards spiral

August 21, 2014
By megthepoet ELITE, Winnipeg, Manitoba
megthepoet ELITE, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Favorite Quote:
"We know what we are, but not what we may be" - Shakespeare

Downwards spiral


Anything but up

that is where 

 we are headed. 


   smiles in my hungry

stomach as

 the lies roll off of 

my tongue like honey 

      to her loud 


       alarm ears. 

The letters I hold

            in my throat 

     form into words

 that I know will 

           calm the worry

Of her gut 

punching     heartbeat. 

Dinner time rolls around

And she questions food. 

Asks what I’d like

    To eat. 

Spinning like

       a marry-go-round 

Thoughts travel 

    on a train through my


Bullets enter 

           my skin 

Over the telephone

Months of pain 

    throw up out of my mouth.  


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mother daughter relationship

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