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I Wear Words

Updated on March 29, 2017

March 24, 2017

I wear words like a second skin

That I may quietly slip into when,

I am attacked from the outside in

by a world that makes me afraid to live.

March 25, 2017

I wear words like a new coat of paint

On my wall of regret and undeserved blame,

Stripped bare of old paper like an open wound

I am most vulnerable in this crowded room.

March 26, 2017

I wear words like an armor over my bones

Chainmail stretched thin across sinew and stones

Keeping my skeleton from desecration

But paralyzing the imagination.

March 27, 2017

I wear words like a king's wife wears a crown,

Proud of the power; but soft when speaking loud.

Meaning what you're saying without saying what you mean,

Leading with the strength and vulnerability of a queen.

March 28, 2017

I wear words like an extra large shirt

Hanging down to my knees as though it's a skirt

Draped loosely around my edges and curves

I am thankful for the space to grow and to learn


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