Masked behind daily rituals
unseen, unnoticed by anybody,
afraid to peek out from behind a
A bad day, a bad experience,
speaking doesn’t soothe, nor does
tranquillity only a temporary oasis.
Defending an ally from an ignorant
ignites a inextinguishable flame.
Turn the flame toward yourself to
Over bare skin,
gasping for air, salty.
Rap music only a distraction.
Shamefully hiding, but
The unstoppable, the suddenly finished.
Lingering feeling that can’t be
sputtering like an engine about to die.
Realize the headache from the rap.