poetry, word

Say Today

What do you want me to say

Today

Can I find a word that would persuade

Or will I play the silent fool

On the edge of mind 

On the edge of care

On the edge of less than a minute

Can I find a word that doesn’t feel like scraping

Under the bottom

Under my fingernail

Under your salt scum

What I wanted you to say

To me

Today

I only imagine

They are the same

Strained

Pulsed with pain

Hiding 

Restrained, in bated vapor

Today

The word I wanted me to say

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