That Tape You Put on the Ceiling when You Paint the Walls and then Have to Rip it Off After

Freshly painted walls echo
The sounds of thunder inside
This house,
A home for others,
Maybe also me.




a medical condition
where blood clot formation is reduced, resulting in:
a tendency to bleed after minor trauma

minor trauma

I wonder if the silence between us
is shared or
plastered onto our collective togetherness
like a sharp wallpaper that
seems to only give you paper cuts

that won’t stop bleeding.

Is it possible to stop remembering the hurt, already?
Stop bleeding, already.

Dizzy. Hypovolemic shock