wide-eyed from shock
revolting stenches
bombardment of noises
shouting nonsense
tense grips
we lived to control

eyes closed
stifled smells
ears plugged
voice muted
hands tied
we lived imprisoned

peek of the present
whiffs unintelligible
sounds building
words whispered
hands breaking bonds
we lived for tomorrow

peering eyes
faint sniffs
puffs of audio
sentences formed
fingers separated
we lived to be

delicate looks
wanten fragrance
distinguished melodies
understood meanings
gentle touches
we live for love

-Jennie Nawrocki

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