invisible nails bring feelings of betrayal

(knock. it. off.)

Indefatigable fists emit impulses of energy
up her solar plexus
sparking ideas that fly from her head.

Precise and Infinite hits.

She wants people to kneel at their creation
while she pounds invisible nails
into her palms.

She grows accustomed to the distance people keep.

Tidal rhythms ebb and flow
with whisperings of bitterness
and how you never know.

Betrayed, she wrings her hands in her lap.

Brenda Warren 2013


13 thoughts on “invisible nails bring feelings of betrayal

  1. Curiously I read this as an unwed mother to be, contemplating the child within her being both proud and shamed by her situation and observing the future. Therefore I found it very moving.


  2. There was definitely something biblical about these words and i feel that translated in your piece..belonging..the intrusiveness of the world..sometimes knock. it. off..means so much..


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