Warfare

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I traced the distress

In your brow, trying to stay

Our expectations

*

Unhappy, we sought

In each other a depth

Not privately seized

*

Our failures exchanged

Lips but not hearts, spiteful

We cursed each other

*

Trauma lends to scars

To recurrent behaviors

Which favor bloodshed

*

Over rusted tears

Which belie a frailty

Atrocious to pride

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We were two soldiers

Scarred so deeply we became

The  battle itself

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20 responses to “Warfare

  1. Beautiful, intense and well versed. Esp. the second verse I felt! Thanks for sharing and coming by my post 🙂

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