No Take Backs

Wearisome
I am
knowledge
needy
think not
aware I am
hiding
desire
constant reassurance
child like
wonder
ease of love
striped
torn asunder
innocence lauded
betrayed
I cry
tears
hollow
told
not the same
never the same
always the same
hello
good-bye
why do you hurt me
make me cry?
Stoic
chin up
see not
blurred vision
watch
walking away
nary a look back
so long
fare thee well
never come back
you hear?
 
©March 11/21
Picture is my Own

Promises

Eyes weeping blood
face shrouded in pain
lips twisted with broken desires
her back bent again.
He promises each time
that it will be his last
sobbing
grasping
hugging her around the waist.
She strokes his head
whispers soft assurances
knowing
fearing
that it will happen again.
No matter how obsequious
no matter if dinner is made
his whisky in hand
as she waits at the door.
The fist will lash
cracking bones
the boots will strike
head bouncing off the floor.
Still she waits
she fears
for should she leave
he will hunt her down
killing her for real this time.
Sept. 23/18
Photo by Chau Luong on Unsplash