.This is my blood too.

After I broke the vase
And the candle in it too
My sister said,
“This isn’t like you.”

 

But isn’t it?
Isn’t this me too?
This unpleasant side
That grabs for any object it can throw.

 

Isn’t this me too?
Furious.
Shattering my lungs
With high-pitched screams
And shallow hums.

 

Isn’t this me too?
The broken glass on the carpet
that will be cutting me for months.
When I kneel down
beside the couch
to find the pen I’ve dropped.
I will feel a sharp edge
I did not vacuum up.
When I stand
there will be an open cut

 

and this is my blood
too.

 

Sarah currently lives and works in Edmonds, Washington. She would describe herself as painfully shy by nature but has learned to overcome it by simply pretending not to be. She says it mostly works unless it doesn’t. When she’s not hanging out with her sisters, she enjoys running, eating, reading, taking pictures and staying up too late.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s