Voices From the Past 

Voices From the Past 

a Poem By Raquel Swann 

Familiar voices 

Wagering on this 

poor soul to falter

In a weakened state

Of mind and body 

You speak not of love 

But of moments in time

When such things

Were never important

Your whispers are careless

Your thoughts are transparent 

I’m immune to this disease 

I will remain in the dark 

While you pretend 

The flashlight you hold

Is the only way through

Uncertainty envelops 

The future

Voices From the Past

Echo within a locked

Closet, I will never open again.

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