Years Ago (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 24 Mar 2018 in Art, Poems

Years Ago (poem)

 

Years Ago

 

Years ago, he said, I told a lie

I know you aren’t the kind to entertain

A callous repeating of cruel things

I was at fault I had a weakness

I atone

 

Of course she had done it

At whatever time they met allusion

To their dirty time of tittering together

Sat between them like a smelly passenger

The whiff of what he meant

Elected of itself to represent

A signet ring or cicatrix still weeping pus

 

He hadn’t done the thing he’d claimed

Passing of an onus onto other shoulders

Leaving her in silence or in shame

A work-list ticking names in chance encounters

A hookworm in the eye

A callous repeating of cruel things

If she should meet this

 

 


Years Ago

Years Ago (poem)Confess

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(copyright 2018 Stephanie Foster)

 

 

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