Poem // Pandora


By: Melissa McLaughlin
Written on: November, 30, 2016

Short bursts of breath gust
as tension knots my gut.
Eyes wander,
toes tap
fingers twitch or twirl hair.
Searching for something to captivate
attention or
hold interest.
Frustration builds,
heart racing
—I can heart it in my ears—
body rocks back and forth,
trying to hold a furious tempest inside.
Wind whips, hail pounding, stinging,
beating me black and blue
—but you can’t see—
Breaking point reached,
a primal shout
barks forth,
only to be contained moments later.
With concerted effort
I carefully wrap up my pain
and package it neatly
in a beautiful blue box.

©2016 Melissa McLaughlin

3 thoughts on “Poem // Pandora

    1. Thank you for your comment. Poetry is one of my escapes. I read your poem. It’s a little hard for me to follow but the power and emotion is super clear. I liked it. Thank you for sharing

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