SWINGING BACKWARD #poetry by jay

i’m a man of 

little words

and big ways

i live large 

in a small 

space

give me silence

yet hear me 

scream

i fit well into

no man’s land

go to battle

with a close fisted

hand

swinging backward

towards

a violent past

in my dreams

i wrestle demons

and,

wake up to 

battle

all over 

again.

©Jay Mora-Shihadeh

Photo by Sleiman Al-Khatib from Pexels

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