Barren minds

Every word
They give breath
Carries thoughts
Betraying barren minds,
Toxic like a garden
Where even grass
Cannot take root —
Words commanding;
Thou must.
Thou shalt —
When I know
I should not.

Empty threats and promises.

Mortal words
Meant to control
Any numb enough to listen.
Why would they mean
Anything to me?

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