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A domestic abuse victim finds a safe harbour with prescription drugs

Harbour Of Still Waters

9949037b676f84f0e13774888cbcd136by Dee Sunshine29 Oct 2019

If in this doll’s house ever I scream out
I am gagged with marshmallow clouds
And made to smile.

I am bright light,
Golden violet,
A stream of snowmelt,
My head filled with rainbows.

Swallows, slow motion,
Flit over marigold fields
And father grins into the fireplace,
Whisky hazed and mellowed.

Bruises have paled to blush
And broken cups have been swept up:
Everything is tidy now.

I am happy,
Happier than I ever thought I could be:
In this bubble no trouble can touch me.

I am safe:
Away from the pulsebeat,
The throb and drone
Of clashing machinery.

I dream here:
It is always summer now in my dreams.