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Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Sensory Deprivation

The silence
is
as deafening
as
the
bombs
that
rain
down
on
them

Second monkey
takes refuge
under an umbrella
ella
ella
plugged,
furry ears
delivered from evil
by
a
pop princess

Eyes
turned
as blind as Horatio’s
blink
as fingers change channels
to avoid
seeing
children
drown in them

Mothers
struck dumb
by
the
world's
indifference
open their mouths
to scream
and
are
met
only
with the echo
of
our
silence.

© Bex Tate


Bex Tate is passionate about pottering, young childrens' literature and black cats. She lived in the Basque country for two decades before moving to Mallorca. She is currently tinkering around with words in English and Spanish and growing the odd cauliflower.

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