Bite Your Tongue

Lipstick teeth

bite hard, fast

drops of blood

roll down your tongue

don’t say anything.

Shield your words

with barriers of bone

allowing only the thinnest

of words to slip through

“I’m sorry”

roll back your eyes

until you see your mind

churning with thoughts of

hatred and, and despise yourself

for thinking at all.

Bite your tongue girl

dammit girl

quick before your words slip


let your tongue hit the floor

anything’s better than being

a bitch.

Haven’t you learned anything

at all?