a-z, what it means to be a book of letters

were you a book?

did they

skin you

as you screamed

shrieked

for a mother

a father

you never knew

never had

did you shout

into the universe

for a name

a name would

have saved you

because after

your body

became a book

your soul

lingered

for too long

born in the

wrong time

you shrieked

your soul

away

at the

contents of

that book

and the monks

who hold it

still

care for it

because of

what’s inside

the ones who

allow your

skin to rust

i will have

their heads

you need not

worry

Az

i remember

i was holding

and reading

of chambers

when you

noticed me

looked deep

into my soul

held out

a hand

of friendship

and asked

me

“Tell me, Agnes

do you know

how to keep

a secret?”

and i knew

you had one

you would never

share

but i answered

you just the same

“ALWAYS”

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