Accordion Folds

there is a point
where the pain starts
radiates out
in a geometric
arc
compresses
folds
reconfigures me
like an open fan
of a courtesan
i am
a dense network
of twisted muscle
screaming nerves
aching numbness
at pain’s core
while my edges
are left thin
fragile
transparent

© 2017 Christine Elizabeth Ray – All Rights Reserved

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