Skin /// as featured in ‘A Shut In Place’ – Part 1 of 4

[As featured in Sam Kay’s short film ‘A Shut In Place’]


The best goodbye was always the first.

Mommy cries, Daddy shouts,
Then mommy screams ‘til
Glass hits the wall,
Blood bottle shards that lie on the floor.

Mommy’s crying, but she’s quiet.
What’s wrong , mommy?
“Nothing,” she says
“Daddy’s just upset.”
She wipes her tears
And sends me upstairs.

But I hide under my bed.
The shouting gets worse.
Close my eyes, tell myself:
The best goodbye is always the first.


About DickensianJack

Born in Wolverhampton in November '93, moved to Huddersfield in September 2012. Studying at the University of Huddersfield. In love with the town - simple as that. As for the blog itself, I've been doing bits and pieces of writing (with varying quality) for a few years. A friend suggested I start a blog to share my work. Most of the stuff on here is poems, but there's other work interspersed on the page. Feel free to leave any comments on my work. Twitter: @DickensianJack (Jack Dickens) Facebook: Cheers, enjoy.
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