escape

her family

lacking humanity

embraced their insanity

“loved” with brutality

made home a monstrosity

hell—

or at least in the vicinity

she had to get away

or be lost in their depravity

baptized by poetry

words strengthened her immunity

to escape her biology

to leave them in her history

a change in geography

gave her new opportunity

to make a new reality

and write her own story

~Melanie Thomason

4 Comments

Filed under Books, Moonpies & Naugahyde, Poetry, reblog

4 responses to “escape

  1. This is beautiful! What an uplifting story. 🙂

  2. Fantastic. Just love it. Excellent poem.

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