Survival of the Wittiest

Father demanded first slice of pie doled out with high brow perfectionanything less unacceptable Crumbly bits unleashed a tiradethe shame of incompetencecrushing the reluctant server Oppressed as we werewe children plotted,sought a suitable revenge He got his just dessertcherry with a subtle trace –scent of satisfaction. (Note: no parents were killed in the writing of […]

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Integrity Untouched

Clawed my way out of deep and devastating holes, been disembowelled by diabolical acts, choked on craven impulses, blinded by revenge, but character overrides spite, grateful integrity intact. (Image from personal collection)

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A Sister’s Sin

Patience does not apply in a family lacking ease, nor is loyalty gifted… my sister – a fiery red corvette fuelled by hate would slaughter kin lived for the fight, gleaned energy from sinful behaviours despite hard-work, tasted power in attracting meat – a fleshy cow – processed sweethearts with abandonment, hardly caring, despised public […]

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Innocence Replaced

Rebellious adolescent covets freedom, schemes two dimensional; needs attending to; temporarily dislodged, toying with sanity, her perspective slippery she is traversing violation’s den; virginal door smashed, internally shattered, broken pieces distorting charmed impressions – she is away; no longer safe, stalked in crowds; spikes her hair, heels, nails; polishes the art of rape: feminine wiles […]

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