Parchment Safe

Parchment Safe

Karyn Indursky

I'm a diary blotched in red
marks to hide blurting emotions
about all the things you have
failed to be speak and show
for festering fears of being
truly seen beneath your elegantly
sequined veils before I feel
felt-tip pens etching deeply into
me without any reservations this
time because no one's around
to spy on you confiding in your
parchment safe.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I wrote this after reading, "But Here I Am," by Martha Cecilia Mejia.

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