Scrittura
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Scrittura

Refusal

20 June 2020 Saturday Poetry Prompt: swallow

what kind of words are these
the ones whose very utterance
contradict and damage and stain
and still they are swallowed

whole at the door
a med check where no one
hides pills like some
ventriloquist refusal act

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Samantha Lazar

Poetry, fiction, and essays in celebration of being a Mom, Wife, Educator, Writer, & Lover of Life.