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The Words I Can’t Say

December 3, 2019
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The words I can’t say
swallow me up,
choke me,
as I try to spit them out.

They are my truth
that I close my eyes to
and deny, 
throttling me.

My teeth clamped,
my breathing rapid,
I gag,
then speak

and almost say
what I need to hear
so i can know
what I know.

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