One…little…step…

One more step
down the road
one more cold
dead-end
brick wall
stained alley.

One more knee scuff

eardrum rip

wanting to be close
to the noise

to breathe.

One more disruption

just another

wink
tear
slap

snatch the candy
back.

One more reason to breathe,

rest quietly

without fear of monsters
behind eyes

in nostrils

snorted in

snuffed out

gunned down

friends.

***

((Spontaneous first draft. Feedback welcome. Let me know if too emo.))

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One thought on “One…little…step…

  1. hlnewcomer says:

    yes. this is beautiful.

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