–Your silence will
not protect you. –Audre Lorde
Your face is fading.
I see the outline inside my mind.
Eyes Ears. High cheek bones. Your perfect nose.
I am afraid to lose you.
I am terrified of letting go.
Your hair covers me like a dark water.
The long strands caught between my teeth.
I see your smile from a distance like a pink thick fog.
In my dreams, you are unreachable, untouchable.
Always sitting on a ledge, an edge, leaning away…
When I awaken, your
name is written upon my lips.
Your voice lifts thru air like a million brilliant suns.
You will never be silenced again.
You rise up from the soil,
the marble, the grave.
You rise up—You rise up.
Over and over…
Every. Single. Day.
My sister, Kay, was murdered by her husband on May 26, 2010. The world darkened & shook to its core…
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