If Today

Were one sound

It would be the ripples Bourne

From trauma to the water

Repeating the same shape through generations.

If today’s sound could be bottled,

The echos of angry words could shatter glass

If you could feel today,

It would be eerily familiar and angrily condemned

If you could see today, you would see

I told you sos,

from all the people who escaped the water,

Between volleys of glass, and, stones and needles, and hopelessness.

Today is watching another boy drown

From a riverbank.


Published by sickybeat

I am a writer with an extremely active imagination. I love learning answers to questions and what makes everything and everyone tick. I am a "Unique case, medically" if nothing else. I am flawed in my extreme aversion to failure (even when "success" isn't good for me,) but have come a long way in ditching the perfectionist mindset. I like people whose default setting toward others is compassion, an open mind, and honesty

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