Silent Infestations

Insights from "Inside"

when we whisper

in the naming

of agony

we birth cockroaches

that scuttle through the walls

dropping diseased

vestiges

on our plates

while we sleep

when we hide

our wounds

under brightly painted

smiling rugs

we are sweeping vermin

into our abodes

incubating infestations

that crawl

among

our naked limbs

when we camouflage

our trauma

dress it prettily

as over-reacting

lacy concoctions

hysterical feminine

leather wiles

we breed amanita

brilliantly toxic

toadstools

upon which we

perch daintly

ankles crossed

when we function

polite

dependable

the rocks

upon which

legions lean

or clean

their dirty boots

day after burdensome day

we step over

rancid feces

rotting

on our thresholds

strewn across our hearths

while

befoulers

scamper off

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Author: Sudden Denouement

A Literary Collective

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