A New Understanding of Trauma


Trauma. The word lands heavy, evoking thoughts of a fragile mind subjected to extreme instances of devastation, violence, brutality, and depravity.

Googling the word itself yields this definition: “A deeply distressing or disturbing experience.” It goes on to offer a tangible example in a sentence: “A personal trauma, like the death of a child.”

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locks and keys

if my hands were the limbs of my mind
I would understand women
if my tongue could speak the words
and emotion
lapped from your cunt
then I would know you inside out
if you could hold my cock
like something more than a toy
maybe we could be happy
if we try
we can be people to one another
instead of locks, and keys,
and rust, in-between