Jacket EXTREME hour 21

Straight-jacket tied,
Secured to her bed behind glass walls.

Straight-jacket tied,
Secured to a chair in the doctor’s office.

Straight-jacket tied,
As he probes her mind whilst sniffing her hair.

Straight-jacket tied,
As he probes her mouth with his thick, analytical fingers.

Straight-jacket tied,
As he probes her breasts with his cool stethoscope.

Straight-jacket tied,
As he probes her soft insides,
Straight-jacket tied,
No one listens to a crazy person’s cries.

9 thoughts on “Jacket EXTREME hour 21

  1. As a person who has dealt with mental illness through close family members for my entire lifetime, this eery poem rings true for me because it ends on such a note of profound truth: Even the more neurotypical among us suffer this injustice and absence of presence, especially and because we are women.

  2. I agree with all of the comments made before mine. This piece speaks so powerfully to those situations where people are taken advantage of at the hands of people we should be able to trust.

    This work is exactly why I am such a fan of yours! You are not afraid to say what needs to be said!

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