more than a story



“Reader, be assured this narrative is no fiction.” 
― W.E.B. Du Bois



In every word I write
Poetry and prose
Between every line
Even within the spaces
Between punctuation
There is a truth to be had
A silence that speaks
An emotion of truth
And desire
And hope
All true

In every word I write
There is more to every word
I speak
Holding my breath bated
There is more to every word
I keep
Held within my splintering heart
Where I hide from the hurt
Where I save up my courage
To feel the joy I deserve
To know that I am worth it

In every word I write
Poetry and prose
You will find pieces of me
Part and parcel, lain out to dry
And if you care enough
If you look and listen and try
You will see all of me
One day
Someday
And find your way
And stay


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