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Kirsty A. Niven

Trapped, trapped, trapped
waiting for an opportunity:
for a chink in your armour.
Trapped, trapped, trapped
under the pad of your thumb
the weight of a blue whale.
Trapped, trapped, trapped
blind in the velvet black
eyelids sewn tightly shut.
Trapped, trapped, trapped
suffocating in this prison
lungs buckling beneath.
Trapped, trapped, trapped
blood seeps through the floor
until I can’t take it anymore.
Trapped, trapped, trapped.

Kirsty A. Niven lives in Dundee, Scotland. Her writing has appeared in anthologies such as Strength, The Alien Buddha’s Feminist Agenda and Landfall. She has also featured in several journals and magazines, including The Poet’s Republic, Cicada Magazine, Monstrous Regiment and Silk + Smoke. Kirsty’s work can also be found online on sites such as La Scrittrice, Anti-Heroin Chic and Poetry Breakfast.

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