Just Words – Jack Neece

I am the girl ripped open

Insides out

I am the breakdown

The tattered remnants of promises to be brave I made only last week

I am blood shot eyes and acid clawing

I am eggshells and razor blades

I am numb and raw

I am efficient and lost

I am crying and I don’t know why

I need to be held but can’t stand to be touched

Wipe the tears from my eyes from a distance please

Your fingertips are like salt in an open wound

Please love me through this

Then tell me how to do the same

Please make room for my screaming

I don’t mean for you to hear it

I am the girl in a pile of garbage that can’t be picked up because a single sheet of paper weighs a ton

I hurt

My muscles ache

See me please

I’m drowning

I don’t want to tie myself to the hope that you have for me

I might sink us both

My head is bobbing in the waves

The lapping of the water against my face is soothing

Sometimes I don’t want to breathe

Don’t worry baby

Just words

No weight to them

The demons wanted a moments peace so I let them speak

They never go away you know

They will be quiet soon

I’ll take my time to kick and scream then bid them a-due

But for now they hold me and we rock in familiar rhythm

Don’t worry baby

Just words


Jack Neece is a passionate woman often consumed by the fire within. She writes to put out the flames. A single mother of four she finds her way through the world with a fly by the seat of your pants mentality and a desire to always say yes to a new situation. Jack lives in small-town Ohio with her three sons. A huge culture shock from the fast-paced life in Vegas she is used to, but here she is.

You can read more of Jack’s writing on Facebook.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Reblogged this on Brave & Reckless and commented:

    Jack Neece exorcizes her demons on Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen

    Like

  2. Raw and powerful Jack. Felt this. ❤️

    Like

  3. bobcabkings says:

    Reblogged this on cabbagesandkings524 and commented:
    At Heretics, Lovers, And Madmen, Jack Neece have their say.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Kindra M. Austin says:

    Reblogged this on Kindra M. Austin and commented:

    Jack Neece on HL&M giving me goosebumps. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Unflinchingly, we will look at it, Sister.
    Seen.

    Also, love you.

    Not just words, lotsa weight to them, an anxiety blanket for the days breathing is hard and you dont want to come out.

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  6. 1Wise-Woman says:

    Outstanding! I feel this to my core. Great work ❤

    Liked by 1 person

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