I Know Words Are Just Words



What do you wrap barbed wire around? 

What do you protect with all your might? 

I so often entangle my words

with barbed wire because

I know words are just

words, but someone once

told me the pen is mightier

than the sword and I’ve

been too busy making

sure my words hurt because

I’m still so broken and I’m

afraid my still beating

heart can’t take anymore

bruises so instead I

wrap every word that escapes

my lips with barbed

wire in hopes someone will

take the time to unravel

them instead of slamming

the door on their way


But darling don’t worry,

I don’t blame you for

not wanting to cut your

fingers on my sentences.


By Snart on page 9 of I Am Incomplete Without You.

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