What I should have said then

hijacked amygdala

What I should have said then

when I couldn’t say anything

somehow my tongue

too tired from kneeling beneath

as you showered in your glory

built myself into silence

slap by slap, brick, mortar, spit

learned by being told

what is the purpose of YOUR voice?

what worth do YOU possess?

Imprint by the imprisonment of conflation

you dictate your terms

do it because it will please me

do it because I tell you to

opening up places thought involate

for your greed of sin, my loss of self

one night you said

that’s why they called you Candy

you are my favorite sweet in the box

sticky like melting toffee

now get on all fours

and my obedience became my shame


what really stopped me bolting from stable door?

the lock? the key? the strange way disapproval becomes yoke?

what I should have said then


I’m not…

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6 thoughts on “What I should have said then

  1. Hey sis,

    I wrote this on (Hijacked Amygdala):

    The firebird is strong within you sister.

    These lines got me sad:

    what I should have said then

    make your own porn

    fill your own holes

    blow up some rubber, get it on with yourself

    but not with me

    I’m not made in Japan, pink and plastic

    I’m not a girl in knee highs, ready to blow and suck

    I’m a woman


    and you

    you’re just a pimple faced boy

    who thinks too much of himself

    wanking in the afternoon to full lipped songs

    You are a warrior and a fighter. In fact, you are my wonder woman.

    No man should ever shame or treat a woman like this.

    If I have to fight to stop this evil of men, I’ll fight along side you forever.

    My favorite poem by you sis…its everything raw, emotional, and honest.


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