That Sudden Silence

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Contributor: Lyla Sommersby

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That sudden silence
was me
sliding into the sea.

That sudden silence
was me
realizing you couldn't hurt me

I stood in the surf for hours
I stood naked to the rising tide
I shivered
and I sank
until there was no more
until there was nothing more of you,
until my skin was clean
of your marks
of your scars.

That sudden silence
was me
breathing free
because only the sea
could cleanse me.

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I am a student in Miami, Florida. Painting is my other love. My first book, Sketches of Someone, is available through Thunderune Publishing.


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