Thursday, 26 November 2015



Firstly her sensory perception
Betrayed her; he eyes' witness
Warped in her brain.
So the brain betrayed
The body, thwarting its need
For food.
Mirrors and scales, once
Friends and helps, joined
The betrayal.
Was it the brain or the blood
Enacted that betrayal,
Her stroke?
Those dependable legs
Betrayed her torso
Into collapse.
Faculties of speech
And thought, sight,
Betrayed her too.

But was that stalwart,
Her husband, seeing this shattering,
Truly her betrayer?
Or did she betray herself
By releasing the old demon

Who would stand to her?

1 comment:

I'm glad to hear how this strikes you!