IF YOU COULD LISTEN…

If you could listen, you would hear
All I do is gasp for air,
Why do you hold me hostage?
I’m telling you – that’s not fair.

If you could see it, you would feel it,
I always try to do things right.
I can not leave, I can not run
I don’t have the strength to fight.

If you could read, your eyes would bleed,
Every day I plead for mercy,
I can’t tell how much I hate you,
You are trash and I am worthy.

If you could smell, then you could tell
The smell of rotting body parts
While you rest just 6” under,
I serve justice behind the bars.