1000 Times

1000 times

1000 times before
We said never again
And here we are
1000 times over
Again

Making meaningless pledges
Which you can’t consume
Guiltily plastering your sores
So that they may be out of sight
And so out of mind
But the benjamins don’t heal your wounds
Rather they leave them festering

Your empty bellies
Swollen with sorrows over our empty words

1000 times before
We said never again
And here we are
1000 times over
Again

©Nebila Abdulmelik, September 2011

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