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NaPoWriMo2016 #17 ~ Emotophobic Louse


Emotophobic Louse

I'll pull blood from my tongue
to hold back the air
before it becomes the knife
you'll turn on me
to cut my throat
and stab my heart

April 17, 2016


Image: Cymothoa exigua, a tongue-eating parasite, used without permission, with no credit taken, no profit made, and no offense intended.

Emotophobia: the fear of strong negative emotions.

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