A Woman Stands

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a woman stands for a moment
looking, seeing nothing
trying to calm her thrashing thoughts
too many nights of too many tears
has clawed marks into her face like tracks in wet snow
until she is emptied
depleted
her emotions patched and scraped like a little boys jeans
she stands and wonders what it is that she has lost
and why she doesn’t miss it
she has built her house on this rock of desperation
and will never be moved again

*artwork by Colin & Linda McKie*

 

 

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About chimerapoet

I write. I write a lot. A. LOT. There are times I am half blind with a sentence ricocheting off the walls of my stupid, cant be shut off to save my life, brain. I am miserable until I get it down on paper. Punch it up a bit. Usually cross out half of it. And then breathe. Relax. Only to do it all again..... But I just thought that was me. How I am. Not a writer....noooo...not me. Writers are.....writing people. People Who Write. REALLY write. Write things that matter. All grown up very important things. Not.....me. I am just a scribbler of sorts. And I was/am content with that....if it's true, well then....a scribbler am I. Until the thought wormed its way in to my brain (the furtive sneaky bitch) that maybe...just maybe...that is writing. My style. My strange way. But....still writing. So here I am at the dance. Not sure I know any of the moves and the music is entirely mine. But.....only one way to find out. Would you care to join me?
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2 Responses to A Woman Stands

  1. sorell says:

    beautiful…love your poems

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