#MeToo Writing Contest Honorable Mention: Mr. Blog/Going Back

Going Back

feeling no fear, I descend those

Stairs.

 

wearing the Wooden Steps thinner than 21 years ago

with the weight of my mission.

 

creaking, stepping, as the Cave of Crime

swallows my view.

 

the Guns, swaddled in dust, draped in webs of years disappeared

remain impeccably centered

one on each of the wicked Walls.

 

the Clock, red-eyed and glaring

reminding me of the time – 11:06 –

I was once paralyzed with fear.

 

and that Bed

that Fucking Bed

clothes and dignity stripped There

as my body and soul were

Penis Pierced.

 

It Lives Here.

 

But I’m Back.

 

glancing about this Room – just a Room – of nothing

I seize It

breathe cascades of It in

and tuck It in the crevices of My Heart.

 

It is now mine and

I’m Taking It Back.


Mr. Blog sleeps in a bed, has a dog, loves the ocean, the #22, the color blue, and learning new things. She lives in the Midwest area of the United States. Currently working as a lifeguard at the local YMCA, she’s only saved the life of one child. The irony is, now she’s fighting to save her own because her body decided to create cancer cells instead of normal ones. Mr. Blog figures she’s saved herself from her own mind wanting to die twice so defeating some cancer cells that think they’re bad asses should be a piece of cake.

Mr. Blog’s writing can be found at Mr. Blog

6 thoughts on “#MeToo Writing Contest Honorable Mention: Mr. Blog/Going Back

  1. Reblogged this on Brave and Reckless and commented:

    Blood Into Ink recently held an #MeToo Writing Prompt Challenge. For the next two weeks BII will be publishing the submissions that made the biggest impact on the Curators. I hope that you will honor the writers who submitted by reading their work and showing support. They are fierce warriors and brave as hell to share their stories.

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