gabriellew

Australia

hi! i'm gaby
sixteen, she/her, bi!

Message to Readers

I'd love to hear what you think! And how you've interpreted it too, because I have a really specific scenario in mind, but this is kind of vague lol.

In Waiting

May 14, 2020

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I am raw, exposed
scrubbed clean, skin peeling.
Anxious eyes watch.
Wait.
For the blood to drip trickle pool.
for side glances and furrowed brows 
to tilt their heads,
questioning the masked reactions
the swollen tongue
puffed lids.
Because it is inevitable
that they know,
only a matter of when
and where
and how.

Do i bare my soul
or wait 
for an unwelcome reveal,
a slip of the tongue
from the few who know.

And what will it be
a gentle unveiling of secrets
or an abrupt capsizing 
to the world who thought they knew
me.
 


 
The first bit is really very dramatic whoops but I promise I'm all good

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4 Comments
  • outoftheblue

    Wow, i interpret this as kind of the atmosphere of a very tense hospital waiting room, if that makes sense. Great piece!


    8 months ago
  • Harsh

    I am in a trance after reading it. It's amazing.
    P.S Review my work too


    8 months ago
  • purplepanache

    wow this truly is breathtaking!


    8 months ago
  • Madelyn (Carolina Girl)

    This is amazing! Yes sometimes I write so dramatic and get afraid people will think something is wrong


    8 months ago