The Words of Another

Rachel B. Baxter
A Cornered Gurl
Published in
Oct 9, 2022
Photo by Gülfer ERGİN on Unsplash

Sometimes I really
dive into the words of another
and drown,
and get lost,
and forget about my own.

I’m lying under feet
of snow, the words
are heavy and chilling,
and holding me tight.

My mouth stays closed,
my voice is silent —
even when the mornings turn bright.



Rachel B. Baxter
A Cornered Gurl

A few good stories, a thousand different versions. My dreams are written in form. Author of Mother Scorpion.