* this isn't graphic, but it might be triggering for you. Proceed with caution. Thanks*


My mother
Lies
Says
Shhhhh Benny
Shhhhh
Her fingers
wrapped
Tight around
My wrist

I lie
And say nothing
Breathe
In
And
Out
And watch the clock
The second hand
Goes round and round

My mother lies
And says
I love you
Better than
Anyone

And I lie and say nothing
Smile
Nod
Kiss goodbye

My mother lies
And I lie with her

Says
Shhhhh Benny
Shhhhh

And I can't keep her
Snake song
Out