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Cajoling Voices

A free verse poem

Photo by Andrea Aliverti from Pexels

Your diaphragm controls pitch,
your lips are moving,
but only his voice is heard now,

coiling himself around your neck,
cooing saccharine affirmatives
while sapping away the air that once
ensured your organic flourish.



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Barry Dawson Jr. IV

Barry Dawson Jr. IV

Medium Top Procrastinator. Guilty of writing under the influence. No, I’m not upset. My face always looks this way. INTP