Dark Places

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Darkness – photo by Wild Thing

Shoulders drop
Head down
Dark … cold
Alone

Harsh words
Vibrating
In her head
Hard … loud

Mirrored visage
Blue black eyes
Hideous
Scarred face

Broken glass
Underfoot
Woman’s photo
Strangely familiar

Words again
“Crazy… Nutso”
She’d answer
“I’m not”

Must be true
Why say it
If not
If so …

Penance
Is required

The outside
Must reflect
Ugly inside

Broken glass
In trembling hand

Deep now
Two marks
On each cheek

One for Crazy
Another for
Nutso

Wild Thing©2016

Ice Shards

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Icy Shards – photo by Wild Thing

Co-written by Wild Thing & Cletis L Stump

word whips
my attention required

the cold grows
inside and out

ice words like knives

will the river
freeze or flow red

Wild Thing & Cletis L Stump ©November 18, 2016