Sunday, April 1, 2018

Abused #A #AtoZChallenge



Finger prints on her cheeks
Red shadows around her eyes
Nails tattooed on her back
And a plastic smile on her lips

A scarf to cover the “love” marks
Some foundation for the bites
A pill for the noise in her head
And a soothing salve for the bruises

The night’s footprints covered
With a morning of apologies
She gets up again and begins
Her daily drudgery of life

Hoping for a single elusive
Night of peace and sleep

Hoping to find courage
to break these fetters and fly