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Undress Me

a contemplation about writing poetry about trauma

By R.C. TaylorPublished 11 months ago Updated 7 months ago 1 min read
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Undress Me
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Writing poetry about my trauma

sometimes feels like all I'm doing

in this sweltering heat

is dressing up my emotions,

bundling them in layers of

itchy, pretty word sweaters,

and heavy metaphor coats,

fiddling with lost-in-communication buttons

that don’t quite fit,

and taking the scarves of similes

and wrapping the wool

around their heads–

mouth,

nose,

eyes,

hair–

until they can’t see or be seen anymore.

I imagine that they are crying out,

“Please,"

"Please."

"Undress me”.

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About the Creator

R.C. Taylor

Part-time daydreamer. Full-time dork.

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  • Poppy 7 months ago

    This is so relatable and beautifully written. I love it and congrats on placing in the challenge

  • Real Poetic8 months ago

    I love the metaphor!

  • Deeply contemplative and heartfelt. I definitely see a Top Story. Excellent poetic expression of what trauma feels like.

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