Hysterically Sobbing

She played the xylophone with slivers from her heart

She played with the words sabotage and defeat

And she sobs until she sleeps

She played the violin with sorrow falling from her pale lips

She played with Neanderthals and demons dressed in white

And she sobs until she sleeps

She played for an orchestra that didn’t have a crowd

She played with excuses and threw away the stories in between

And she sobs until she sleeps

She played for dying revelations and faith in a jar

She played with misfits and a jamboree that never stopped bleeding

And she sobs until she sleeps

She played for maximum security with dwindling self esteem

She played on center stage with a rewritten manuscript

And she sobs until she sleeps

15 Comments

  1. This is extremely poignant. I love the Refrain that runs through this poem. It has elements of me in it, and maybe others too, who read it. Out of all your poems I love this the best.

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