blackmail press 31 Margin alization
Michele Fermanis- Winward Australia
Marginalization - Pauline Canlas Wu
Michele Fermanis-Winward . Sculpture major then taught art to disabled teens. While pursuing a visual arts career she secretly wrote poetry. Home is Blackheath, west of Sydney and St. Kilda, Melbourne. And poetry now directs her life.
Behind Locked Doors The blade cuts slow inhale a stifled cry then softly whimper to yourself. Begin to rock - forward and back blood trickling down your thigh another slice – it pulses out the wild intensity of pain how sharp and mean. Behind locked doors old scars exposed - now split apart it gives relief to mutilate time and again. Under your jeans - the secret kept from parents or a teacher’s shock. You have it all – good family home, bright future, friends expected to be grateful but you’re not – the pointless endless emptiness is what you see. Alone at night and with a knife this pain - is one you can control.