Try It On For Size

Word of the Day Challenge: Borrow

Chaim Soutine

My skin

my bones

my crooked smile

my cats, my dogs

my time on the clock

You wanted to touch them, hold them, own them for awhile

it would be fun, you said.


My home

my friends, my herb garden

the meteor shower I could have seen

but you needed that spot I was standing on

to see it better, to  feel it with more passion

what a rush, it would be  so much fun

besides,  you wore my life better with that leopard tatoo, you said.


My demons

my nighmares, the things I buried in the basement

inside of the walls, under the beds, inside of the closets, that I

locked safely away with skeleton keys, are you feeding them, caring for them?

Please let me know if you have had fun

living with them,  dreaming  them, sleeping with them

they’ve told me you aren’t! Say it isn’t so!


That can’t possibly be true.

My skin, my bones, the  demons and nightmares I locked away with

skeleton keys were all the little pieces of me

that made my life

the thing you wanted to borrow so badly

because  you said,

it would be fun.


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