scrabble swords

words are the most dangerous weapons i know

they don’t cut how pictures do

because at least with pictures or moving pictures

you can check whether the smiles were there

every tainted dance of an eye is caught

and beaten to truth

but syllabic picturesques

they lock places away

draping flowers

and star dusted crowns

too marvel to which

you won’t dare to ask of truth

and if you can ask

this, is why i write

because you only hurt as much as you want to hurt

and so i perfect personas

until i won’t

and things don’t hurt me

© 2018 by Millie Le