scream – fragment

by mickharris

you ever have those days when you want to open your window

tumble your shoulders and messy-bed-hair out into the air

and scream

full throat

at the sky

that is today

i have a wall of bamboo outside of my window

bordered by a fence

one stalk of bamboo in the yard below

that my neighbor comes out to hack

with a dull knife

grunting

cursing

showing the world how much she suffers

i have screens on my windows, too

and they don’t pop out

i’ve tried

so i guess i’d have to go out into the parking lot and spread my toes across the asphalt

because screaming takes good posture

you have to be careful to not let it

knock you down

split your sides

you have to ground

and bellow

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