I See You – Kristiana Reed

Blood Into Ink


I see you

with your nightmares

and crown of thorns

because you’ve decided


is better kept yours.

I see you

with your balled fists,

bruised lips,

battle hardened stare

and the red lip gloss

you wear

in the hope it tastes

like poison.

I see you

at midnight

curled up, fetal

hoping you’ll stay


you’ll only hear

the click

of your bones.

I see you all

and I hope you know

not one of you

is alone.

We are still too young

to call the sky

our home.

Kristiana Reed day dreams, people watches in coffee shops, teaches English and writes. She is a curator on Blood into Ink, a collective member of The Whisper and the Roar & Sudden Denouement, and blogs at My Screaming Twenties. She is 24 and is enjoying the journey which is finding her voice.

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