Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Day 2


Under close scrutiny

she came unraveled

trying to hold secrets

that weren't hers to keep.



Poked and prodded by

strange instruments meant

to cure her of her ills,

she receded further into

silence.



Dreams of gnarled hands,

poisonous snakes and

paths that never end

haunted her sleep.


Her only plan was

to return to the

edge of the precipice

and hope for

forward motion.







1 comment:

beatriz said...

your poem has an undeniable immediacy and honest beauty. great road trip work. !!