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Daddy's Game

Posted by amyjo77 , in poetry 13 February 2013 · 38 views


a poem published in Frigg Magazine by me

DADDY'S GAME

I imagine you must've shut
yourself off somehow--the way
you'd eventually teach me to do--
before you entered my room
like a king's shadow

I hear the scrape of your jeans
your hands hot and big like swings;
I'm young so I love you. I do as you say.
You blow smoke in my face.

Now, here, I slip
because you taught me how to shut off--
how to die inside,
and I have only memories
of my body:

fear, arousal, panic and pain,
death around every corner
shh girl shh
I hid so well I lost me
in this confusion of a woman
trying to bud from
what's already been picked.



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blondie2002
Feb 13 2013 11:48 PM
aww amyjo I'm so sorry you were hurt by one of the people that are supposed to be protecting you. I hope you're taking gentle care of yourself.

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