All They Ignore

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She’ll climb out of bed just like before, and she’ll air out a smile to wear on her face...

Submitted: June 27, 2017

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She’ll climb out of bed just like before, and she’ll air out a smile to wear on her face

Never minding the fact it stretches too tight, or the edges are frayed and revealing her scars

 

As long as she keeps it from falling apart, they never will see—they never will look

 

Its part of the game of what we ignore, and they’ll play just like always, just like before

 

She’ll walk down the street with eyes straight ahead, flinching at shadows, grinding her teeth

 

She’ll blush at their touches, and laugh at their jokes

But true joy will never again fill her eyes

And then in the night when torment begins, she’ll scrub her skin raw and bleed out her sins

One for each penny, one for each dime; one for each dollar they gave her each time

 

A life for a living—the trade off she made

Her soul for a meal—the price she’s long paid

 

In playing the game of all we ignore, she smiles just like always, just like before

 

She climbs out of bed; she walks down the street

She cries in the night, and never can sleep

 

She hurts and she laughs; they never do see

She falls and she breaks; they never do look


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