M’s Little Pieces

 
still
 

On shattered glass

I wrote a face

its canvas unrelentingly,

tattooed eyes

that seemed surprised

and downturned mouth lamenting.
 
 
On second pass

I charted space

between my borrowed ribs,

drew blackest hole

where heart would go

breaking several nibs.
 
 
On third and last

I tried to trace

unmanifest inside,

the spirit pure

the light obscured

and sketched a broken smile.

©Karen Robiscoe

daily prompt: mirrored

 
 

About Charron's Chatter

I bring to you an arrow, whole, Use it, or break it, But if you choose to take it --Know-- With it also, I will go. © Karen Robiscoe @1992

20 Responses to “M’s Little Pieces”

  1. That last line sums it all up, the sadness of it all. Well written Karen

  2. Wow… beautifully expressed, that sadness…

  3. “On shattered glass

    I wrote a face

    its canvas unrelenting”

    I like this whole piece, but this is close to genius.

    • Guh mornin’ Victor Vee. Really?

      That makes me feel great…and is so good to know–which are the heavy hitters.

      imagine a small firework show here, because on review I just don’t get the pop I am looking for in these words of thanks. They make MEEE pop…

      (oh no! Karen everywhere!!)

      You, as a fellow scribe, can prolly imagine the birth of this imagery…that is what is so good about it all–the language. A lot of it is already packaged to go! i just repurpose.

      thank you for re-bloggery. 🙂 I am about re-writery this AM–polishing my final go through of my newest short fiction, and then maybe a poy-m (or vice versed)

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