Uncomfortable

You spend your time reading
Poetry? Really?
Makes me feel uncomfortable,
Just thinking about it.

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Birth of Words

I witnessed a birth of words

as he read aloud

deep bloody wounds

gaping and closing

mouth like womb

lost in that moment

meaning was numb

drowned drum of hypnotic sound

heavy and urgent the words poured

shattered and proud

I yearned to cradle them in my own mouth.

a poem I wrote last year and decided to rewrite