14 January 2011

Bloodied


Unless you look closely
or have become an intimate
you will never see
the cuts and ragged slices
hidden beneath the smile
you will never see
the deeper crimson wounds
that bleed and drip
along the surface of a soul
nor the jagged scars
of half-healed lacerations
not from knives and blades
but from the cruel razors edge
of careless words

2 comments:

  1. Words do cause harm beyond any physical trauma. Choosing them carefully is the only defense. If everyone did that our wounds would have time to heal. <3

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  2. ouch. Strong imagery. Well played

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