Manic Speech

Words dribble out of my mouth
and they reach the ears of peers
long before i even have a chance
to reach out and take them back

The look appearing on their faces
shows simultaneous concern and judgement
as if the odd words that spilled out
was broken glass strewn about the floor

The incredulous tone in their voices
lend auditory credence to their stares
like words put on display in manner
befitting sideshow characters in a freakshow

Those words I cannot take back
were not even all that bad
They were simply out of place
and I spoke without thinking.

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About ninefolddragon

I am a self-proclaimed writer, spiritualist, and warrior. My primary writings are poetry and essays that evoke elemental visualization and are written in honor of the sacred feminine.
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3 Responses to Manic Speech

  1. krysiakorsak says:

    So much detailed and accurate observation here about human nature and the power of speech. Nicely done!

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  2. Bob Findlay says:

    This happens to me during panic attacks.

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  3. indigo345 says:

    This can be relatable to anyone woth autism. Sometimes we say things that might come across rude or hurtful but that was not the intention. Thank you for writing this.

    Like

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