bubble gum pink.
she was twenty-four years old with a voice to scream at the staff watching at the window
velcro straps don’t speak
but if they could
they would say
NO ONE CARES.
NO ONE IS COMING TO LET YOU GO.
she pled for the bathroom
when the staff opened the door,
they found a limp soul who had wet the bed.
they crushed me into a pink hospital box
but i just wrote them on a page
and they cannot get their straps on me
my voice has gone completely free