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There is darkness in us all
waiting to seep forth
in moments unobserved,
in glances shortened
by another pair of eyes,
in heavy sighs that signify
our time is not our own,
in sharp tongues
and burning lungs,
in pursed lips
and niggling nips
of whispered words
remembered only as flame
without the endless
afterburn of shame.



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Elle Rogers

Elle Rogers

Mommy. Wife. Writer. Lunatic. My debut poetry collection, “The Weight of Need”, is available on Amazon.