Caught in a web
helpless pawn
of careless
and casual horror
held by lies
much tighter than rope
breathe and wait
No mercy, no care
flesh bruises
deep within the rose
torn petals
all perfume
all beauty
simply gone
Shut out the sight
try not to hear
but flesh cannot stop
its function
Accept the poison
venom in vein
let it numb the truth
into illusion
all nectar drained
and cut from the web
as shadows draw near
gather shorn threads
and strive
never to weave again

~ ~ ~

© W.R.R. 12/10/1996

About W.R.R.

Bipolar & survivor of incest/child sex abuse and adult male rape; bisexual, polyamorist, poet/writer/advocate & married father of four. View all posts by W.R.R.

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