“Echo” by Jo Kolar.

Potential trigger warning: This poem may have references to acts of self-harm.


An echo.
That vibrates in a soundless room
That nicks the walls
That stains the tub
That crumples the sheets
But leaves me alone
Except for the scar on my cheek
The things I do to myself
I don’t know why.


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  4 comments for ““Echo” by Jo Kolar.

  1. September 5, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    Holy smokes, this is a short write, but it packs a punch

    Liked by 3 people

  2. September 5, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    Adorable piece

    Liked by 1 person

  3. September 5, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    Very powerful imagery; the poem implies so much and yet leaves so many unanswered questions.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. September 6, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    Thanks Lucy for posting! It’s more metaphorical than literal.

    Liked by 1 person

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