tattoo my tongue

by mandaceehb

Tattoo my tongue with the promise of tomorrow

With every taste my blood rises

Still somehow confined to the streets of my veins

WInding like pale blue rivers


Tattoo my tongue, and judge me for the words I speak

Because you don’t hear words, syllables or whispers

Actions scream

And words are left to die

Better off a work of art

Than a faulty tool of speech

Reduce every sound to powder

Trap in my throat a desperate screech