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A secret wish by Batia Efrat

[tabby title="Poem"] Sometimes I like to escapeinto the solitude of daydreams– little warm beams of lightthat glow like orbs amidst my misery. Sometimes I like to curl upinside the refuge of my heartand occupy myself with the faintest hopes– soft...

My body is a battlefield by Batia Efrat

[tabby title="Poem"] Your privilege is bigger than my body; it is bigger than me and my suffering, my pain It is as large as the world, if not larger It spans generations, continents, perhaps even galaxies My body is not...

Words are knives; love is slaughter by Batia Efrat

[tabby title="Poem"] "You mean so much to me." "I care about you." "I value you." "I will never hurt you." “You can trust me.” "I miss you." "I’ve just been busy." – the seven lies you told me (the seven...

Untitled by Batia Efrat

[tabby title="Poem"] There are five worlds: One where you love me. One where you hate me. One where you don’t know me. One where you miss me. One where you hurt me. And I live inside all of them, simultaneously....

Redhanded by Batia Efrat

[tabby title="Poem"] Red like hearts red like lips red like the poison of your kiss red like your hands and their betrayal red like the cherry topping this cake red like the blood which runs from my veins red like...