She by Rania Ghazal

Posted on December 5, 2013 by

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She is the silent sob trapped between her vocal cords and tongue, never daring to seep out of her lips

 

She is the torn skin on her knuckle for clenching her hands too hard

 

He is the violent thunderstorm that leaves every bone in her body broken

 

He is the fear that cripples her, the fear that blinds her

 

The fear the wakes her up in the middle of the night trembling and sweating

 

He cracks her legs open and claims it is love

 

With intentions growing on her thighs like weeds

 

Anchoring her onto the dirty bed sheets she washes at 2 in the morning until her fingers bleed

 

She stitches herself like a worn out garment using the only ‘I love you’ her mother every pressed onto her ear as a child

 

The only time she ever felt like the moon wasn’t the only one looking out for her

 

And wraps her arms around herself when the cold feeds on the only fragment of hope she has tucked in her pocket

 

When the memory of him plays on repeat all day,  she feels like banging her head on the pavement

 

But she doesn’t

 

She will keep spitting him out like venom

 

She will win this war

 

She will save herself

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