Behind My Walls

By Diana Raab

You can’t imagine

how I bite my cuticles

at home in the dark,

nibble chocolate in my closet,

nursing a chardonnay.

 

You couldn’t know

I collect rare crystals

and antique typewriters.

 

You might not notice

the creases in my face,

or how difficult it is for me

to talk about sex.

 

These days, all I can do

is write dark poems

in the journal at my bedside,

and slip holistic herbs

under my tongue.

 

Take me out of my misery.


Artist:

Diana Raab, PhD, is an award-winning memoirist, poet, blogger, speaker, and author of 10 books and over 1000 articles and poems. Her two latest books are, “Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Plan for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life,” and “Writing for Bliss: A Companion Journal.” Follow them on Twitter @dianaraab and Instagram @dianaraab.


This piece is a part of DISTANCED 3.0.

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