Repetition

Say it.

Say it over and over and over again.

Say it like a mantra.
Say it like a magic spell.

Say it until you believe it.

Say it until it sounds wrong.
Say it until the words twist in on themselves.

Say it until it makes sense.

Say it until your voice runs out.
Say it until your throat is raw.
Say it until you’re swallowing blood.

Say it until you can’t breathe.

Say it until it’s true.

Say it.

Say it.

Say it.

Say it until it stops being true.

Say it.

Say it.

Say it over and over and over again.

 

This poem was published in the June 2013 edition of Open Heart Forgery.

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