Why can’t I speak the truth?
Why can’t I unburden my heart?

You find it childish perhaps
but it leaks out from you all the time
in those passive-aggressive remarks

in the way you isolate yourself

and talk to everyone through
a thick see-through wall

I was sick alone
but with you
the case is terminal


Author: redgladiola

Creative writer happily predisposed to flights of fancy. You can find my poetry and short prose at

10 thoughts on “Fiberglass”

  1. I find this harrowing, upsetting. I think it’s in the voice – so certain and knowing. It cuts – which is why I will describe this piece as visceral. Brilliant work. Brilliant.

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