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Poetry: Worthless

Out of the Sandbox

By Megan Holzwarth


Face is black and blue

Skin is beating red

Trembling in a corner

Praying to make it through

You don’t want to die

But your mind is thinking otherwise

With marks and scars all over

Hiding in a corner

Footsteps making their way

You look up and see your maker

Eyes filled with water and hands shaking

Begging for not another hit

Hand flies making its mark

With all feelings drained

Laying there powerless


Header photo by Geraint Rowland (flickr creative commons)

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