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


We were two soldiers

Scarred so deeply we became

The  battle itself


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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