Flesh and Bone

Flesh and Bone

A Poem by AJ Douglas

Were my words too raw
like meat bleeding on the butcher’s block
as I stripped the skin from my flesh
in front of you revealing every nerve and sinew
Did you choke on your rank hypocrisy your empty platitudes about empathy
as I suffered while you stood stolidly silent behind the brick walls and impenetrable fences
erected to ensure your precious privacy
when you know damn well their true purpose
is to protect you from reality

© 2023 AJ Douglas

My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register

Share This
Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


Added on June 19, 2023
Last Updated on June 19, 2023