Leprosy

Sitting here with my leprosy

exposed

must call "unclean, unclean"

Don't look at me

Don't try to see

the mold that is surrounding me

- The sin, The sin -

is all I am

That's all you see

I stand condemned

 

Sitting with my isolation

Don't look my way

'cause I'm contagious

The disease of me

you think you see

- is hidden -

hiding

underneath

 

So don't get close

Just look away

Invisibly I cleanse my stains

I hear the words

with mouths they say:

"Don't look at her

cause she's condemned."

"The silence is her punishment."

 

Danielle

 

© 2013 Lipstick and Lithium

Recent Posts by AtomicNumber3

Comments

In order to comment on BlogHer.com, you'll need to be logged in. You'll be given the option to log in or create an account when you publish your comment. If you do not log in or create an account, your comment will not be displayed.