Selective Hearing

by Hannah Lizette   Oct 6, 2018


Wine trickles down an hour glass,
coating a desert of run-on sentences
that falls upon deaf ears.

(I mentioned once before that heart strings break easier than bones -
yet the pain remains the same.)

You backslide into repeat regrets and biohazard apologies -
I'll pocket your words,
use them for another muse for another time.

You question my internal injuries and for a moment, I thought of being honest... but six words were all I managed to muster out -

"I'm fine, just tired. Thanks though."

© Hannah H. 2018

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  • 1 year ago

    by Em (marmite)

    Judging comment: Selective Hearing by Hannah Lizette points 7 - great usage of words and metaphors which really did grip me - I will add that I apologize for such a short comment but this piece fascinated me

  • 1 year ago

    by Em (marmite)

    I can only shadow what everyone else has said

  • 1 year ago

    by CJ Maleney

    Only just seen this.

    This is rather special and added to favourites

    Craig

  • 1 year ago

    by Jamie

    Also nominated.

  • 1 year ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    I have always enjoyed your poetry and I absolutely love this one. Goes in my favorite. All the very best Hannah and again glad to have you back

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