a Poem by Raquel Swann
a whisper is all i need, just a sign.
a response, this madness is killing me.
a soft breath would be fine.
a sign that i’m not here all alone.
the beating of my heart is all i can hear.
that look of contempt isn’t enough.
i look up at you from the bottom of this well.
waiting for you to lower me a rope.
some kind of salvation that I won’t find here.
perhaps there is another exit.
maybe it’s time for me to start my search.
you still haven’t uttered a single word.
just a whisper. anything. nothing.
my mind has been made to be a prison.
holding me captive for many years.
the key is hanging from that hook on the wall.
say something, please.
a tiny murmur will do.
the pain I feel right now is immeasurable.
i don’t expect you to understand.
i suffer, i need you to just