Posted in Everyday, Stories, Writing

Child’s Play

Round and round

we spin around,

where to stop,

we fall to the ground.

Thump, thump, thump.

Silly games,

try for fame.

Laughing jokes,

they’re all the same.

We grew up so fast.

Eyes clamped tight

to shatter my sight.

Arms hugged close

so I can’t put up a fight.

Thump, thump, thump.

White blinds me

and I can’t see.

So blank, so smooth, so cold.

To be free!

Silly little girl.

Flash from the past,

it’s all too soon to last.

One to keep me safe,

one to push it fast.

Safer and Faster.

Head twitch.

I want to switch

back to who I was

before the dank ditch

where Faster held me.

Safer warned

that I would be torn,

but Faster was irresistible,

I could have sworn.

Thump, thump, thump.

It started out fun

but soon the breath left my lungs.

Wrists squeezed to gain beautiful blues.

The thumps pummelled and won.

“I was just joking, babe.”

My eyes opened wide,

gasping memory I’d tried to hide

creeping with thin spider legs, choking,

but still I blew it back aside.

Tick tock.

Head twitch.

Stomach pitch.

Cleansed, go back to rocking silence.

I promise not to be a snitch.

After all, it was just a joke.

I beg for Safer

but the men in white tell me later.

They’ve kept me here so long.

Alone, I cry for Safer.

Wait, who again?

Safer slips my mind.

Faster is my bind,

haunting, leering.  Scared.

All that I can find.

Thump, thump, thump.

Rocking, swaying, shhh.

Hugging, squeezing tighter, shh.

Don’t think but a word.

Hush, baby, hushhh.

Blink and Faster’s here.

It was just a joke.

It was just a joke.

Faster didn’t mean it, I’m not really here.

It was just a joke!

Wasn’t it?

Round, round,

Faster spin around!

Where to stop?  Stop!

I fall to the ground.

Thump, thump, thump.

Silly games,

they’re all to blame.

Laughing jokes,

it’s not the same.

Thump, thump, thump!

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