Perfectly Hidden

92 words

Written by Audrey Francis-Plante

they said something

that keeps haunting

my thoughts

they said

you’re not afraid

of anything


and i took a step back

into my past

stumbled in the moments

that led them to think

me so fearless


do they not hear

the constant dread

lacing my voice like

a fierce claw


do they not smell

the smoky worry

in each of my

pathetic attempts

at breathing


isn’t it the biggest tragedy

that you can get so skilled

at keeping it all

perfectly hidden

inside the fist

of your heart



no more

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