D/M pression

He closed his eyes and saw–
She had a hole in her chest
Where her leaden heart had grown too heavy
For the iron bars that tried to cage it in;
She had cotton in her mouth
Muffling her cries for help,
Making her feel voiceless;
She was thinner
Than a fat-free thin mint bitten in half,
Making her feel invisible.

He opened his eyes and saw–
She was sitting with her friends,
Telling a joke, getting a laugh;
She had a new sweater with bright stripes
In loud happy colors
That masked the mayonnaise
She spilled from her salami sandwich,
That masked the hollow that gaped in her chest.

Two Sides to the Coin


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Meenakshi
    Nov 29, 2012 @ 03:43:36

    the way you capture moments with detail is awesome!


    • wordcoaster
      Nov 29, 2012 @ 19:24:30

      Thank you so much! Billy Collins is a huge poetic influence for me (and I’m sure many others) and he always emphasizes using the small things to express big ideas. 🙂


  2. tataaaa
    Dec 12, 2012 @ 12:48:28

    Reblogged this on Beautiful Disaster.


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