my mouth plays guard to my unspoken words.

it's not that i'm afraid of my mind,

i’m afraid of what takes hold when i’m alone.

the thoughts. they fight for their freedom.

battle against the teeth that are their cells.

i must play guard. because these thoughts…

they don’t deserve to be let out.

they are dangerous and harmful.

they are serial heartkillers and happiness thieves.

these murderous whispered words. No.

i will hold them in with my barbed wire tongue.

the innocent shan’t suffer my indecision.

i must swallow these thoughts and let them poison me instead.

forever guarding the world from these criminals of truth…

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