the world is too loud today
full of harsh noises
and brassy sharp edges
that catch at my clothes
nick at my skin
empty Band-Aid boxes
litter the counter
strewn among
blood-stained tissues
abandoned chocolate wrappers
my fight has abandoned me
and I crawl on my knees
low to the floor
belly protected
looking for a cozy nook
a safe cranny
to hide in
safe from life’s
cat o’ nine tails
harsh lash

© 2019 Christine Elizabeth Ray – All Rights Reserved

8 thoughts on “lash

  1. Sometimes, the days gets too hard for us to handle, but, we force ourselves, to keep going in our days, telling ourselves, that tomorrow will get better, that’s how we’re, able to, keep ourselves going in life.


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