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Everything's Fine

Updated on March 13, 2017

The night breathes,

looming at my bed’s foot

silhouetted by the aquarium light.

Unease tinged with fear

I fall into blackness

broken by sudden harsh light

glaring off of white porcelain.

A belted pad in Mother’s open hand.

“Everything’s fine.”

I scrutinize the red smear

on my pale, thin thigh;

my feet dangling above the cold floor.

My sister perched on bathtub’s edge.

Her braided hair, two shades darker

than the goldenrod Crayola

in my pack of 64.

Her face a study of rage and hatred.

Raised voices

with no discernable words.

I quietly slip, once more,

back into that black void

of nothingness.


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    • Candy Wisdom profile image

      Candy Wisdom 10 months ago from Round Lake Park

      Thank you for your encouragement! Welcome to my madhouse. ;)

    • The Stages Of ME profile image

      The Stages Of ME 10 months ago


      I am intrigued by this piece and look forward to see where you go with your hub.

      Peace in your stages