Poem of the Week — Story by Topaz Winters

Posted on October 02 2017


"That's what I do.
I tell stories. Here's one.

Starts like this:
tears are exit wounds.
Rebellion. Aftermath.
Life when it looks
so much like dying.

Starts with the girl
talking in third person
because she does not
know where else
to put all the hurting.
The girl as in me, as in
losing the war.
The girl as in
this story sucks. As in
let's tell a different one.

Starts like this:
I promise you
that if I can't feel my 
hands when they are not trembling,
I will relearn 
their motions
in earthquake language.
In tornado tongue."

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