NaPoWriMo Day #11: Shame

SRaven shamehame


something inside 
sharp-beaked bird
nests in my viscera
pinching, clamping, eating my liver
emotional surfeit
feasting each day
greedy houseguest
a slow bleed
walled off by a scar
a tumorous existence
sapping my confidence
stealing my joy
long ago incident
festering beneath my skin
the secret
I was afraid
to share
the lies
I believed
the friendship I grieved
the shame
I will
no longer bear

About debbiewritesstuff

I am a wife and mom in Minnesota with more than enough things to think about! For the past two years I have served with AmeriCorps, last year I helped children from grades K-3 with their reading through Minnesota Reading Corps. This past school year I taught social and emotional skills to preschool children through the LEAP Initiative in Southern Minnesota. I've been working on my own writing endeavors for a little while now: a novel that I have put on the backburner and poetry. I have a Master's degree Counseling and Psychological Services. I love history, family stories, taking pictures, singing in the church choir, reading, tracing the family tree, and oh, yes writing. I also love 'likes' and comments on my blog and I am tickled when someone chooses to 'follow me.'
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