Paper Cuts and Sharp Tongues – Day 5

men were thieves
with their greedy take
their pulse of perversion &
real life conflict confining
the boxes to their bones,
naming my pink lips, licked with spit
they pressed beneath
their hypocritical thumbs
the rough rub of not enough
sealing the envelope
making me mute

© Grace Black

Welcome to the October Poetry Journey!

Today is Day 5 of #OctPoWriMo  join me, 31 poems in 31 days. Do you dabble in word play as well? Let’s create 31 in 31!


Love and Ink,



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