Paper Poetry
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Paper Poetry

Poember November

She Never Wanted Him to Know

A trauma-bonded kyrielle

Scars on her arms told the story
of what had happened years ago
She kept buried the memory
She never wanted him to know

“Subdermal implants,” she told him
as he fingered her left elbow
The truth no more than a mere whim…



We are living in the digital world, covered in the autonomous aspects & tracked motions of life. Yet, somehow we are losing some critical elements. Keyboards, touchpads, & speech-to-text are there, but we believe that handwritten words on paper is still meaningful to some poets.

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Carolyn Hastings

Well-practiced speech pathologist now practicing to be a children’s book writer — emphasis on practicing.