Closet Space

By lupus tenebrae

You left me there in closet space
...
...

tiny hands
curled into cloven
hooves and

bloody murder, mouthed like
a tired mantra that
cuts
to the bone.

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Copyright 2015 lupus tenebrae
Published on Saturday, April 18, 2015.     Filed under: "Abuse" and "Poetry"

Author's Note:

I figured since it's Child Abuse Prevention Month, I'd write something alluding to my rather sordid history with closets.

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  • carlosjackal On Sunday, April 29, 2018, carlosjackal (2446)By person wrote:

    Killed it and then some.

  • sheff On Monday, July 27, 2015, sheff (81)By person wrote:

    The last stanza came with a thud. Love it

  • satanicunicorn On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, satanicunicorn (6)By person wrote:

    short and relatable...i love it!

  • A former member wrote: This poem is very short but very very powerful. Thank you for writing it.

  • A former member wrote: mmmm.... this made me melt in my seat .... pure awesomeness!!

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Thursday, April 23, 2015, TropicalSnowstorm (1715)By person wrote:

    Thanks for entering this contest! No surprise you killed it in your own style, but I appreciate you sharing this form with the rest of us. Great poem in a great style! Ciao, T/S Scholar

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