hem

you wrap around me
taut
choke
tightening
strangling
constricting my pale limbs

suffocate me
(out of existence)

you encircle me
hem
pen
cloister
confine
assign me a label

suffocate me
(out of existence)

you subjugate me
bind
trap
restricting
limiting

claiming my silences suffocate me
out of my breath
(out of existence)
until there’s nothing more left.

© Emma Calder

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