Move Me Poetry
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Move Me Poetry

Your Gavel’s Nothing But An Ugly Hammer

Photo by Theo Crazzolara on Unsplash

You’re safe behind the bench,
in your flowing robe,
gavel in hand,
passing judgment upon me,
deciding how I will live my life,
and if I disobey,
you will be swift with verdict,
stripping years from my life
as I reside in a cage.
You decide what’s best for me.
I don’t have a say.
I don’t have a voice
or a body.
I just am for you, only you
because you think you have it all,
but you know nothing.
You don’t…



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Melissa R. Mendelson

Melissa R. Mendelson

Horror, Science-Fiction and Dystopian Short Story Author and Poet.