Her Captive Audience

Pay attention.
That’s her soul
you’re reading,
cut up into
ransomed letters—
dreams and fears
neatly spelled,
the “what she dare not say”
at last released.
Look closely,
you may still see paste
on the poet’s fingers.

Poem ©2017, Jen Payne. Image: Number 20, Bradley Walker Tomlin

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